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A more likely explanation is found in Dineen's "Irish-English Dictionary" (page 82): BARRÓG: defective accentuation, hence the Anglo-Irish brogue. Compare BARRÓG TEANGAN, a lisp; a difficulty. The shoe explanation sounds like an folk etymology. The word would have sounded like "brogue" in the Munster dialect of Irish. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 156.63.68.175 (talk • contribs) .

A further quote from Eric Partridge's "A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English" states: "Brogue, a dial. pronunciation, especially the Irish pronunciation E: Ir BARRÓG, a hold or bond, e.g. on the tongue, hence a defective pronunciation, hence the English sense. A brogue is a strong Irish accent in the ENGLISH language not the Irish language although it derives from Gaelic pronunciation. I can find no instance of the Scottish accent being referred to as a brogue. It is usually called a "burr". I nominate this article for complete revision or deletion due to factual errors and unsourced assertions.