One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘That the victor was a midland dialect was in large part due to the substantial migration of midlanders and easterners to London in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.’
- ‘Southern Englishmen are most likely to weep for joy; midlanders cry in self-pity.’
- ‘Another puzzling aspect of Connemara life for a midlander was the ease with which a few houses perched precariously on the side of a Connemara hillside could be referred to in conversation as the village.’
- ‘Bord na Mona, for years a vital source of energy, degenerated into something like a welfare agency for needy midlanders.’
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