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Re: Words only the Irish use.
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2008, 12:22:34 PM »
Rulya (A tad crazy)
Munya (Good)
Fein (Male)
Bure (Female)
Feek (To kiss passionately)
Bullivants Drunk (Very Drunk)

As in: "Ya rulya fein ya, did ya feek last night?" "I did, she was munya and I was bullivants drunk"

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Re: Words only the Irish use.
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2008, 12:23:08 PM »
Yeh, it can be used basically for anything, it is used in our house,

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Re: Words only the Irish use.
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2008, 12:26:58 PM »
Rulya (A tad crazy)
Munya (Good)
Fein (Male)
Bure (Female)
Feek (To kiss passionately)
Bullivants Drunk (Very Drunk)

As in: "Ya rulya fein ya, did ya feek last night?" "I did, she was munya and I was bullivants drunk"

Surely thats just Crossmaglen spake?

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Re: Words only the Irish use.
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2008, 12:33:21 PM »
Wee Dafties surely must get a mention  :D

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Re: Words only the Irish use.
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2008, 12:38:16 PM »
McCoeys.

Wine (wind)

That inhaling noise you make when agreeing with someone and alomst say "aye" but not quite....everybody will do this once now  ;D thats possibly my favourite now!
"If you want to box, say you want to box and we'll box"

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Re: Words only the Irish use.
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2008, 12:43:30 PM »
Anyone from Tuam?  They've an entire language of their own.

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Re: Words only the Irish use.
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2008, 12:52:27 PM »
Rulya (A tad crazy)
Munya (Good)
Fein (Male)
Bure (Female)
Feek (To kiss passionately)
Bullivants Drunk (Very Drunk)

As in: "Ya rulya fein ya, did ya feek last night?" "I did, she was munya and I was bullivants drunk"

Surely thats just Crossmaglen spake?
Feek and Bullivants isnt unless I'm not with it.

 
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Re: Words only the Irish use.
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2008, 12:53:31 PM »
stocious
geansaí
jackeen
bogman
feck
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Re: Words only the Irish use.
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2008, 12:54:39 PM »
I like the way we use "sure", either at the beginning or end of a statement to give it a bit of extra beef and credibility.

"Sure he couldn't even hold down a place on the Junior team".
"That place was shut down, sure".

Nobody else does that.

And when we precede it with "but", foreigners ask why we keep calling everybody "Butcher"

"Butcher ya can't do that!"
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Re: Words only the Irish use.
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2008, 12:55:44 PM »
yarra   ;D

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Re: Words only the Irish use.
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2008, 12:56:11 PM »
Lurgan people will say:
 

Land of La = Land of Leather
Set of la's  = Set of Ladders
Tool Bucket = Plunker (not really a Lurgan wan, got that from the Ballygawley men)
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Re: Words only the Irish use.
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2008, 01:00:52 PM »
Lucksy (how its pronounced round our part)

"Lucksy, I told you I'm not goin'"

So it is / Hi

"Thats a bad day, so it is / hi"

I also like the way we ask questions with the answer we want added to the end of them:

"Are you goin' to the bar, aye?"

"Would you need me to work tomorrow, naw?"
"If you want to box, say you want to box and we'll box"

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Re: Words only the Irish use.
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2008, 01:05:05 PM »
Musha
and in Birr 'Mush' seems to a greeting to man and baest

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Re: Words only the Irish use.
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2008, 01:21:41 PM »
Cat = awful
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Re: Words only the Irish use.
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2008, 01:23:12 PM »
“Ojous” is a great Cavan expression for anything that is nasty or unpleasant.
“Thon’s an ojous wet day,” for example.
I suppose most counties have their own unique sayings but I think Donegal tops the lot – I have had to have more expressions deciphered for me form that county than from anywhere else.
Was anyone here ever described as being, “carnaptious?” (Pardon my spelling.)
Like a good (drunk) friend said to me once.
“Howl on, I’m not being carnaptious, I’m just cloustering about the noise thon scatter of bairns is making.”
I think in translation he meant that he wasn’t being ‘wile thick’ about the amount of noise a nearby group of children was making but it did annoy him somewhat.
The same man gave me his personal assessment of something or other, once upon a time.
“I wouldn’t give the full of me arse of burnt snow for the whole damned lot.”