FORGET LEARNING A cupla focal, these are the words you need to know before coming to Ireland.
An annoying person. You will most likely come across many a gowl on public transport, so this will be handy to have. Ye GOW-EL ye!
A fine looking woman. Useful when you find yourself in a shitty local nightclub, single, and the national anthem playing.
Perhaps the one that causes the most confusion. Ride in Ireland DOES NOT mean sitting in a car, or hopping up on a pony. It means hopping up on a person, or that you think they are attractive enough to be hopped up on.
It means sex. SEX.
A not-so-nice person. Basically, a bag of ladies genitals. Pleasant. It can also be used to describe something that’s not ideal.
Shut the hell up. Prepare to use this in the cinema, on the bus, basically everywhere you encounter people.
Broken, in bits. Bob the Builder, can he fix it? No, it’s banjaxed.
Embarrassed, going red, mortified over something. Most commonly used in a sentence, scarlet for YOU.
Insufferably gross. You can use this to describe food, the state of something, or maybe an item of clothing your ex’s new partner is proudly showing off.
A gobby shite, aka a bit of a thick. Alternate this with gowl and geebag and you’re sure to make friends.
If someone asks if you’re heading for a jar, don’t be confused. A jar simply means a beer, and a = at least six.
Usually prefaced with feckin, an eejit is one of the most exasperated of idiots. Like, the kind of idiot that you just can’t even bring yourself to insult anymore.
In the States, he’s a rapper. Here, it means something excellent. Like Savage the rapper, he is probably a savage musician.
No, Illinois. You can’t call your market dose. It means a headwrecker. Unless this is a market full of headwreckers, then, continue.