Midlands mother of four, Mrs. Mary Buggy, has broken her silence to discuss her eldest daughter Bridget’s new accent, during a brief visit to her hometown of Athlone.
The proud 52 year old said, “You’d think you were living in Downton Abbey, so you would.”
“The other day she said ‘Gosh’ insteada ‘Chrisht’ and if you ask her ‘Will we go shopping?’ she doesn’t say ‘Ok,’ she says ‘O do let’s mummy’!”
Buggy blew loudly into a tissue before she proudly explained, “If you closed your eyes, you’d never think she was Irish!”
“Best of all,” she added, “was the time she said ‘Australier’ instead of Australia? Daddy had to go and stand in the back garden for five minutes. He didn’t say anything when he came back in but you could tell? He couldn’t speak and he looked like he’d seen a ghost.”
Mrs Buggy also confirmed her daughter no longer answers to the name of Bridget.
“We have to call her Robin,” she said sobbing happily.