If you've ever had trouble understanding what Irish people are saying then worry not; the definitive guide to Irish slang has just been released.
The guide breaks down some of the more difficult slang terms of the English language in Ireland and has been released to help people viewing the new TV show, Derry Girls.
The show is being aired in the UK and Ireland and is a comedy set during the Troubles in the city of Derry in Northern Ireland.
During that time there was a lot of sectarian conflict in the area and the Derry Girls hopes to portray those tough times in a different light.
For such a strange concept, the show looks very funny. Famous Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan also stars in the show. You can check out the trailer here:
Irish slang is hard to understand at the best of times and some of the slang from the city of Derry is completely unique.
To combat this, the creators of the show have released a full glossary of Irish slang that is used in the show.
Have a look at the full list below and see if you can make up your own weird and wonderful sentences.
Also, as a test, see if you can translate what we're saying:
"I had a cack attack after I boked on my mucker"
"He was such a ride that I was absolutely lurrah after talking to him"
Bars: Gossip / scandal
Brit: A member of the British armed forces
Broke to the bone: Hugely embarrassed
Buncrana: A popular holiday destination
Buzzing: Very happy
Catch yourself on: “Don’t be so ridiculous”
Cack attack: A state of extreme nervousness “I’m having a complete Cack attack”
Chicken ball special: A local delicacy
Craic: Fun, but also news e.g. “Tell us your craic?”
Cracker: Beyond brilliant
Critter: Someone who evokes sympathy e.g. “You poor Critter”
Dose: An unbearable human being
Dicko: A general insult
Hi: A sound placed at the end of almost any sentence for no particular reason e.g. “No problem hi”
Head melter: Someone who causes you mental distress
Lurred: Absolutely delighted
Mind: “Do you remember?”
Mouth: Someone prone to exaggeration
No Bother: “That’s no trouble whatsoever”
Ride (n): A very attractive person
Ride (v): To have sex
Ripping: Extremely annoyed / angry
Saunter: “Be on your way”
Shite the tights: Someone of a nervous disposition
Slabber: A show off
So it is/so I am: A phrase used for emphasis e.g. “I’m delighted, so I am”
Start: To provoke e.g. “Don’t start me”
Stall the ball: “Stop what you’re doing immediately”
Tayto cheese and onion sandwich: A local delicacy
Wain: A child or young person
Watch yourself: Take care
Wile: Very or Terrible
Wise up: “Don’t be so stupid and/or immature”
Now, you will be better prepared if you end up travelling to Ireland in the near future. They might even mistake you for a local!
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