Don't be so confused, we're gonna teach you what all this means.

The Irish have a wonderful way with language, to the point that outsiders can hardly understand at times. Here are some examples, using images from the quintessential Irish movie, "The Quiet Man," for illustration purposes.

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1.What’s the craic?

Quiet Man / How's the craic?

Quiet Man / How's the craic?



How is everything going, what is going on?

2. Up the Yard.

Qite Man / Up the yard

Qite Man / Up the yard



As in “Get up the yard” get out of here, get lost, I don’t believe you.

3. “Brass monkeys today”

The Quioet Man / Brass monkeys

The Quioet Man / Brass monkeys



Weather cold enough to freeze ... well you know ...

4. “Howaboutya?”

The Quiet Man / Howaboutye

The Quiet Man / Howaboutye



How are you how are you doing, especially in the North.

5. “She’s in bed with the doctor.”

The Quiet Man / In Bed with doctor

The Quiet Man / In Bed with doctor



Not what you think, just means the doctor has been called.

6. “Give it a lash lads”

The Quiet Man / Give it a lash

The Quiet Man / Give it a lash



Give it a shot, try your very best

7. “God between us and all harm.”

The Quiet Man / God between us

The Quiet Man / God between us



When you hear bad news.

8. “Hold your hour.”

The Quiet Man / Hold your hour

The Quiet Man / Hold your hour



Hang around, stay, usually uttered in a pub, hold your hour and have another.

9. ”A load of bollocks”

The Quiet Man / Load of bollix

The Quiet Man / Load of bollix



Nonsense, garbage.

10. “Acting the maggot."

The Quiet Man / Acting the maggot

The Quiet Man / Acting the maggot



Acting the fool or the idiot.