Dublin Wit

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A hilarious collection of rich Dublin wit, including jokes, quotations, graffiti, malapropisms, sayings, and anecdotes from internationally famous Dubliners such as Behan, Swift, Shaw, Wilde, and a host of others such as Dave Allen, Sheridan (R. B. and J. D. ), Gogarty, Hugh Leonard, Sean O'Casey, Jimmy O'Dea and Maureen Potter, Tony Butler, and Brendan Grace.

- Extract from a Tourist Guide: The smell of the River Liffey is one of the finest sights of Dublin.

- Why did Dublin get all the culchies and Australia get all the kangaroos? Because Australia had first choice.

- Including THE TART WITH THE CART, THE PRICK WITH THE STICK, THE FLOOZIE IN THE JACUZZI and many more!

 

ISBN 9781856357135

 

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Des MacHale was born in Castlebar, County Mayo in 1946. He won a scholarship to University College Galway where he studied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics. He was awarded a Ph.D in Mathematics from the University of Keele in 1972. University College Cork was where Des excelled in his teaching, starting as a temporary assistant lecturer in Mathematics in 1972. He is now Associate Professor of Mathematics at University College Cork, where he somehow found time to receive a Diploma in Geology in 1994. He lives in Cork with his wife and five children. Humour and humorous quotations are another of Des passions. He had his own series, The Comedians, on RTÃ? Radio One from 1977 to 1989 and is a regular contributor to all forms of media on both mathematics and humour. He has had over thirty humour books published, including the hugely successful series of Wit books. He is famous for his defence of the joke against the politically correct, and is also a regular delegate at humour conferences the world over.

'...offers guidance on figuring out who the pranksters are'

- Irish Central - To read the full review click here.


'Des MacHale is one of the best compilers of quotations we have. He has a great radar for sussing out the truly hilarious'

- Irish Catholic

'Some of the funniest jokes, one-liners and comments heard on the streets of Dublin'

- The Sun

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