“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.”