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With English spoken in almost every corner of the globe, local dialects are about as diverse as Darwin’s finches. It’s not uncommon, in fact, for native speakers to have a hard time understanding one another.
Not buying it? Then see if you can make out what this teen from Londonderry County in Northern Ireland is saying in a UTV interview about the frigid weather there. Without replaying the clip a dozen times.
Someone please cast this kid in Game of Thrones already.
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'