Just in time for Christmas – a glossary of Irish Mammy terms for the holidays
‘You’re only a Luadramán’ Common Irish Mammy phrases explained
The chief cause of an unfortunate event, according to the
intuition of an Irish Mammy. ‘How in the name of God did they manage to break that toilet? You may be sure there was horseplay involved.’
The spiritual core of the house. A small cubbyhole containing a large hot-water cylinder.
Opportunistic bad behaviour by children during a visit by someone else in the hope that they will be placated by a treat. However, if the behaviour has been diagnosed as acting up, it is less likely that it will be appeased. Further incidents may be referred to simply as ‘more of it.’
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