Friday, June 10, 2005

Ulster will fight, the town will be pronounced right

We were greatly impressed watching the 24 hour sports news channel ESPNews the other day and seeing a perfectly executed pronunciation of the name of the town Clones in County Monaghan. This was in the context of the Clones Cyclone Kevin McBride's bout tomorrow night against Mike Tyson. And unlike the word that appears in Attack of the ... or indeed in the title of a superb song from the most recent Ash album, it's said as Clo-Ness. Thus regardless of what happens against Tyson tomorrow, the Monaghan man has already gotten things further along for his town than anyone has for all those Irish girls named Ciara.