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Top of the mornin to ya!?

nobody says that...nobody has EVER said that except for stupid naive americans (which i am)

I am irish american and i want to know some REAL irish phrases just for fun. go ahead...Make my day

13 Answers

  • Doc
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    The proper response is "And the rest of the day to yourself."

    One of my favourite expressions is "Beagán a rá agus é a rá go maith"...which means, "Say little but say it well."

    Irish proverbs are collectively known as seanfhocail, meaning, "old sayings". Here are a few fun sites for finding more of those:

  • 1 decade ago

    whats the story, but ya gotta say it with a real dub accent.

    whats the craic

    give us a go of your knockers

    heres a couple of irish words for ya also

    crualair think thats the right spelling (pronounced cru-lor) - in an awful state, i.e im in a right crulair

    slainte - cheers

  • 1 decade ago

    Well obviously feck and ejjit are used a lot

    "You spanner" or maybe "You spoon" is used alot as slagging terms and are said the same way as "You idiot"

    "Story?" is used a lot and is the same as asking "Hello do you have any news?"

    "What's the craic?" is the same as "What is up?"

    Oh and savage, legend or deadly are all words to describe something that you might call "awesome"

  • murnip
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    "What's the story?" or just "story?" means "how are you, what's up with you".

    If you're asked to do something which you've no intention of doing, you might answer "I will, yeah" which means "I absolutely will not, why are you even asking me that question?".

    A lot of Irish peole say "f***" in general conversation, for example if they've just been told something surprising, they might say "f*** off".

    "Eejit" is a very common word meaning "idiot"

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    "Will ya have another Guinness?"

    An Irish toast -

    "May you be in Heaven half an hour before the Devil knows you're dead."

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    haha naaa, no1 says that!!

    'era, i dunno sure...' (a lot of people say era,i dnt no y,but i think its just a time killer!!haha!!)

    people say 'like' a lot...especially in cork - in d south (dats where i live!!) but they wouldnt use it in the same ways as cousins are american and they dont get it at all.

    'how areya like?'

    'whats d story?' --> basically means how are you!!and 'boi' is usually thrown in at the end...pronounced 'by'!!xx

  • pj890
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    "ah go on" or "ah ya will". Watch father ted, try and find it online somewhere you'll hear a few on there.

  • 1 decade ago

    How's she cuttin?

    Lovely hurling

    Good stuff outta you

    Thanks much

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Knackered...meaning dead tired

    Rashers......meaning strips of bacon

    Jaysus......exclamation of surprise.

    the Quare Fella.......that guy, the drunkard.

    Feck!.....a milder form of ****

  • 1 decade ago

    fecking .ell. thats an irsh work

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