IRISH SLANG

It’s a long and sorted story that lead me to pick Ireland as my next destination and if I’ve learned anything from NZ, it’ll be that I’ll be picking up some interesting words along the way.  Anyway, below are interesting  phrases/words/expressions that I’m learning from my travels:

craic: fun/good times

grand: fine/nice

how you keeping: how are you?

hurley: stick used for hurling

hurling: a sport that’s a cross between field hockey and lacrosse

knacker: junkie

laser card: debit card

shift: make out

sliotar: the ball used for hurling

thanks a mill: just another way to say thanks but it’s very heavily used.

true blood: a Dubliner whose parents and grandparents are all originally from Dublin and not from the countryside.

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