Welcome to Ireland: Don’t get lost in the conversation

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Welcome to the land of conversation, opportunity and creativity, welcome to Ireland. The euphoria of living your comfort zone be it as an international student, a visitor or a tourist always hit one at some point of our lives.  The thoughts of how to fit into a new society sometimes possess a challenge. But…hey, worry not, I got you covered. Here is some Irish slang to help you become 10% Irish and follow up with some conversation.

 

You are acting the ‘maggot’

Interpretation:  When one ‘behaves/acts immaturely’.

 

She/he is a ‘bag egg’

Interpretation:  A person of ‘questionable character’.

 

To be ‘under the weather’

Interpretation: the state of feeling ‘ill or depressed’.

 

To get out of ‘the scratcher’.

Interpretation: to get ‘out of bed’

Drinking

 

He/she is stocious/ to be stocious

Interpretation: to be ‘drunk’

 

He is bit of a snake

Interpretation: an ‘untrustworthy person’

 

When a lady is referred to as a ‘Savage bird’

Interpretation: a ‘fiercely attractive female’

 

He acted in a ‘mighty’

Interpretation: to act in an ‘impressive way or manner’

 

She/he is a ‘life and soul’

Interpretation: she/he is a ‘good company’

 

To ‘head off’

Interpretation: to ‘change or move location’

 

 

 

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