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Re: How the north/Northern Ireland differs from England, Scotland and Wales
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2017, 10:59:32 AM »
In N.Ireland the first question in our heads, is he/she a Catholic/Protestant.  In GB they don't care.

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Re: How the north/Northern Ireland differs from England, Scotland and Wales
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2017, 02:09:44 PM »
Two-and-a-half languages.
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Re: How the north/Northern Ireland differs from England, Scotland and Wales
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2017, 03:10:38 PM »
And the differences between North and South are plentiful too

Northern Nationalists not allowed vote in Irish  Presidential election

Difference Measures, KM V Miles

Different Currencies

Northern nationalists forbidden from doing Irish Lotto on line

Dublin allegedly nationalist  parties will not enter coalition with SF unlike Unionist Northern parties

€13 evening rate parking fees in Dublin City Centre v £4 in Belfast

No ice hockey in South

North doesn't deal with South via a Foreign Affairs Dept

Same sex marriage illegal in North

No Irish language tv channel in North

No road tolls (after already paying Road tax) in North.

No TV toy shows in North.

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Re: How the north/Northern Ireland differs from England, Scotland and Wales
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2017, 04:44:34 PM »
And the differences between North and South are plentiful too

Northern Nationalists not allowed vote in Irish  Presidential election

Difference Measures, KM V Miles

Different Currencies

Northern nationalists forbidden from doing Irish Lotto on line

Dublin parties will not enter coalition with SF unlike Northern parties

€13 evening rate parking fees in Dublin City Centre v £4 in Belfast

No ice hockey in South

North doesn't deal with South via a Foreign Affairs Dept

Same sex marriage illegal in North

No Irish language tv channel in North

No road tolls (after already paying Road tax) in North.

No TV toy shows in North.

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Re: How the north/Northern Ireland differs from England, Scotland and Wales
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2017, 05:04:12 PM »
As most cyclists point out with some glee - there is no such thing as road tax.

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Re: How the north/Northern Ireland differs from England, Scotland and Wales
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2017, 05:27:53 PM »
Pronunciation of the word "situation"

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Re: How the north/Northern Ireland differs from England, Scotland and Wales
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2017, 09:21:31 PM »
As Channel 4 launches a sitcom about Derry school girls it has found it necessary to release a glossary for the GB viewers trying to understand the dialect:

Bars: Gossip / scandal

Boke: Vomit

Brit: A member of the British armed forces

Broke: Embarrassed

Broke to the bone: Hugely embarrassed

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

Class: Brilliant

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

Eejit: Idiot

Hi: A sound placed at the end of almost any sentence for no particularly reason e.g. “No problem hi”

Gone: Please

Head melter: Someone who causes you mental distress

Lurred: Absolutely delighted

Mind: “Do you remember?”

Mouth: Someone prone to exaggeration

Mucker: Friend

No Bother: “That’s no trouble whatsoever”

Raging: Annoyed/angry

Ride (n): A very attractive person

Ride (v): To have sex

Ripping: Extremely annoyed / angry

Saunter: “Be on your way”

Sh**e 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”

Yes: Hello

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Re: How the north/Northern Ireland differs from England, Scotland and Wales
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2017, 09:28:22 PM »
I guess this thread proves my theory that the differences between North and UK are huge as are the differences between North and South.Therefore should our politics in the North not change to emphasise our uniqueness instead of the current emphasis on allegiances to two other states with whom we have enormous differences?

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Re: How the north/Northern Ireland differs from England, Scotland and Wales
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2017, 09:44:05 PM »
Shocking difference between the folks who live in Belcoo and those who live in Blacklion.
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Re: How the north/Northern Ireland differs from England, Scotland and Wales
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2017, 09:48:21 PM »
Obviously in border areas there's going to be considerable symmetry.

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Re: How the north/Northern Ireland differs from England, Scotland and Wales
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2017, 10:00:24 PM »
Obviously in border areas there's going to be considerable symmetry.

So where does the symmetry end? We can move the border there.
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Re: How the north/Northern Ireland differs from England, Scotland and Wales
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2017, 10:02:08 PM »
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Re: How the north/Northern Ireland differs from England, Scotland and Wales
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2017, 12:13:01 AM »
They put a soda farl in the Ulster Fry. Just a different breed, altogether.

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Re: How the north/Northern Ireland differs from England, Scotland and Wales
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2017, 10:14:24 AM »
They put a soda farl in the Ulster Fry. Just a different breed, altogether.

And the brits add baked beans. Disgusting!
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Re: How the north/Northern Ireland differs from England, Scotland and Wales
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2017, 10:25:17 AM »
Today is Sunday. I can’t walk into my local bookies and place a bet because it is closed. Is this a form of regulatory divergence which separates Northern Ireland economically or politically from the rest of the United Kingdom? Is this evidence of a red line down the Irish Sea or even evidence of a hard border?