Do the Irish speak a foreign language?
Ice-cream parlor lady threw Roisin the eye.
Unsure whey she was getting such a dirty look from her friend, Roisin asked her did she say something to offend her. The colleague just walked away.
Later that afternoon Roisin discovered the woman thought Roisin was comparing her story to Gas, as in smelly and gross and full of s***.
Roisin quickly explained that in Ireland, “YOU’RE GAS" means, “you are funny.” All was resolved when the misunderstanding was cleared up.
Tom down under
Tom, from a rural part of County Mayo, during his first few weeks in Sydney, Australia, thought the folks were somewhat rude. Every time Tom asked them how they were doing, they would never respond. It took Tom several weeks to realize the question he put to them, “HOW’S SHE CUTTIN” (literally translated as how are you doing to either a male or female) was not being understood by the Australians. One girl finally asked Tom, “Who is the she you are referring to and what was she supposed to be cutting?”
Deirdre on 34th Street
They asked her to repeat it again. She did. They were clueless to her meaning.
In Ireland dynamite can be used to either a) blow up something or b) to describe something as brilliant, wonderful, fantastic. Deirdre had no plans on her vacation to blow anything up. She simply meant the Empire State Building was “awesome”
Larry in beantown
Larry, a handsome young fella from Cork City had been in Boston only a few weeks when he agreed to go on a blind date. The pair arranged to meet at a bar at 10p.m. on Saturday night. However, the girl was a no show.
Bummed, Larry text his American friends the following, “I got a fifty.”
What Larry meant: he was stood up (as in only 50 percent of the couple was present).
Larry’s friends thought his new woman paid him $50 to leave her alone! Larry was quick never to use that phrase again.