A chara, – Frank McNally muses on the origins of the genteel Rathmines accent (An Irishman’s Diary, September 7th).
Frequently found in Rathmines and Rathgar in earlier days, it was known as an Orr and Orr accent. Its Ascendancy overtones make it still much favoured on RTÉ (Awe Tee Eee). – Is mise,
BLAIR NOONAN, Dublin 6.