We’re also world beaters at the creation of unique insults – and some words prove it:
So much can be summed up about a person’s character with just one cutting phrase. They know what it means, you know what it means – exactly how language should be.
Breaking down the literal definition of this doesn’t do it justice – geebag is more than the sum of its parts.
And a quintessential Irish insult.
“Ah, you’re some gowl” is one of the finest insults ever uttered. And it sounds so much better in a Limerick accent, too.
Prefaced with “ya little” makes this insult extra jaunty.
A minus craic bird of prey.
Throwback to the old days, where our nation knew the value of a good, ridiculous-sounding slagging.
This current generation has taken on their good work.
Mild, but still extremely effective in getting across the point that you think someone is an absolute clown.
Most people have a bit of wagon in them, given the right environment. Using this word to describe someone else brings with it a unique sense of Irish satisfaction.
Rest of the world: hilarious characters from your childhood and/or A Christmas Carol.
Ireland: An absolute dope.
Given the inherent inventiveness and flexibility of Irish insults, you can add “-bottle” to it to give it that extra oomph.
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