Quote of the day: West Belfast, Paris of the north

From the texts page in the Andersonstown News:

“So Paul Maskey wants to run West Belfast into a cafe culture zone like Paris? I ain’t laughed at so much inane drivel for a long time. Could you imagine all the upmarket business people and groovy hipsters coming up the Falls Road to join the pub lads, smicks and pyjama millies over a toasted wrap and expresso? I don’t know what planet you’re on, Paul, but I wish I was there with you.

Gringo.”

4 Comments

  1. D.B. said,

    April 29, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    coming up the Falls Road to join the pub lads, smicks and pyjama millies

    Sounds like Middlesbrough town centre, that. What’s a smick though?

  2. slug said,

    April 30, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Shows a poverty of aspiration in that text.

  3. Dr. X said,

    April 30, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Wasn’t there a Mexican restaurant next to the big RUC barracks on the Falls?

  4. Scamallach said,

    April 30, 2010 at 10:53 am

    “Gringo” – classic.

    And it’s so true, would the cappucino belt in West Cork have sprung up if there was a queue of people waiting to mug you as soon as you went outside? Gringo.


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