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.
Dublin: 10 °C Friday 21 February, 2020

'Munster are playing at home' is the best, most Irish period euphemism going

Hands down.

giphy (3) Source: Giphy


You’re menstruating. You’re feeling crampy and want to curl up in a ball. But you don’t want to broadcast it to the world, so you employ a euphemism.

“It’s that time of the month,” you say. “You know, that time.”

But if that doesn’t everything up, there are a heap of euphemisms and code words favoured by Irish women.


“My Uncle Tom is visiting.”


The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals Source: Jordan Strauss

“I’m on the blob.”

Put to great use by Lily Allen just last week.

“I’m on the rag.”

Tip: never, ever accuse a woman of being “on the rag”.

rag Source: Flickr

“I have me things.”

*knowing wink*

giphy (2) Source: Giphy

But the greatest euphemism of all? That would be the immortal, “Munster are playing at home.”

It’s just so evocative and so, so Irish.

It conjures up images of a sea of red jerseys. Which you know…

And open to many interpretations.

Which only makes it funnier, tbh.

Oh, are they? I didn’t know you were into rugby?
I’m not. But I’m acutely aware of when Munster are playing at home and when they’re playing away. If you catch my drift.
No, I’m really lost.

When your period finally comes after a panicky few days

When you’re in bits with cramps and someone has moved the bin bags from where you usually keep them and you’re fit to murder them

View this post on Instagram

What it meant #MUNvGLA

A post shared by Munster Rugby (@munsterrugby) on

When you’re curled up on the couch with your hot water bottle, cursing the fact that you have to endure this every month


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

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Amy O'Connor

Read next: