In the first chapter Mulligan's mocking, playful, imitative voice is filled not only with many echoes of upper-crust British speech ("old chap," "spiffing," "dreadful," "beastly"), but also with many scruffier idioms particular to Dublin and Ireland. Some of the latter, like "scutter" and "bowsy," require annotation for non-natives.

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