This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 7 °C Tuesday 22 May, 2018
Advertisement

10 words that have a totally different meaning in Donegal

For your education, Star Wars.

Malin Head, Donegal Source: Grace5mith

RUMOURS THIS MORNING have identified Malin Head in Donegal as a potential filming location for the next Star Wars movie.

Well, Mark Hamill and the rest of the crew better brush up on their Donegal slang – because some words won’t make all that much sense to them otherwise. Like:

1. Hi

0be3e0cf4f0d75617ca3dc9a9529d3f8 Source: Pinterest

What they’ll think it means: A casual greeting.

What it actually means in Donegal: A word added to the end of a sentence for emphasis.

As in: “Luke Skywalker is some man, hi”

2. Handlin’

All Things Cats - Handle With Care Source: France1978

What they’ll think it means: Handling equipment, or at a push, some sort of annoying fee added to a purchase to annoy you.

What it actually means: An absolute nightmare of an experience.

As in: “That was some handlin’ of a spacefight yesterday, wasn’t it?”

3. Rare

odonnell Source: BBC

What they’ll think it means: Something that is uncooked, usually referring to steak.

What it actually means: A bit strange.

“Jar Jar was a rare character hi.”

4. Wile

Profile Pictures - Football Special | Facebook Source: Facebook

What they’ll think it means: A cunning strategy to manipulate someone.

What it actually means in Donegal: Strong/really/a lot of something.

Example: “It’s wile difficult to imagine Rey drinking a Football Special.”

5. Brave

donegal-home-jersey-1_2_1 Source: Oneills

What they’ll think it means: Courageous.

What it actually means: Many/far.

“You have a brave way to go yet, Leia.”

6. Foundered

anigif_enhanced-13496-1436852519-5 Source: Buzzfeed

What they’ll think it means: A mispronunciation of “founded”.

What it actually means: Freezin’.

“I’m absolutely foundered on this snowy mountain, lads.”

7. Lock

Gold Lock Source: Mark Fischer

What they’ll think it means: A mechanism for keeping things like doors secure.

What it actually means: A quantity of something.

As in: “pass me a lock of that dinner, Yoda.”

8. Wains

wains2 Source: wikihow

What they’ll think it means: A completely inappropriate and random half reference to Wayne’s World.

What it actually means: Children.

As in: “Luke, you’re one of my wains.”

9. Header

tumblr_nmg0nrtzQj1tq4of6o1_500 Source: Tumblr

What they’ll think it means: An action in soccerball.

What it actually means: Someone who’s serious craic.

“Kylo Ren is a header on a night out.”

10. Purdie

giphy Source: Giphy

What they’ll think it means: A person from the Deep South of the USA saying “pretty”.

What it actually means: Potatoes.

You’re welcome, Star Wars.

DailyEdge is on Snapchat! Tap the button below to add!

snapcode-with-text-cropped-47

More Don’t Tell The Bride’s first same-sex wedding has a 1916 theme>

More One of Australia’s biggest burrito joints is finally opening in Dublin>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

David Elkin

Read next:

COMMENTS (13)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

Leave a commentcancel