‘Dope’ is pretty self-explanatory – yet another term for a stupid or ignorant person. Look, friendships are not going to fall apart if one calls the other a dope. An irritating, unwanted person. A term of endearment for people who are silly, or a bit of an idiot. B: He was not…. To embed this post, copy the code below on your site, 600px wide Perhaps it’s our ancient belief in pishogues, ancient sorcery and witchcraft? Anyway, there you have it; five fairly common curses that can you can use — from a safe distance — to wish your enemies ill. 6. So if anyone calls you a langer, just laugh it off. Here are some of the best ones of the bunch (the sheer volume of insults in this country means it’s impossible to catch them all) and ranked them order of severity. This list of Irish insults is actually on a small selection of the many… many phrases which seem to have no origin. Whatever. 7. You’re as thick as manure but only half as useful. (Ireland, slang) A prostitute. He’s a buck eejit. 9. Other great Irish insults include: 6.
Sites: You probably wouldn’t be too bothered about anyone calling you an eejit. P. S. As in “You’re” some fecker! Then, of course, we are expert at taking the Queen’s English and completely ripping it apart then putting it back together in a way that would have Shakespeare reaching for his dictionary while simultaneously spinning in his grave. If work was a bed, you’d sleep on the floor. If you enjoyed this post of Irish insults you also enjoy these Irish jokes and Irish memes. Implying that someone might be a dry shite to their face will guarantee you the cold shoulder for the next few weeks.
A face that would drive rats from a barn. Source: Matt Sayles/AP/Press Association Images. We’re reliably informed that incendiary nature of the word has lessened somewhat to Cork people after The Langer Song was released, and it’s no longer considered hugely offensive. Get your weekly dose of Irish straight to your inbox every Friday. Contact us: [email protected], © Copyright 2019 - Ireland Before You Die | Trading under Emerald Green Media. Not used as much anymore, Cork term for a foolish person. SHARES. “Ah you’re after breaking it! An overbearing, contrary and unattractive woman. The suffix ‘-bottle’ can be added for extra venom.
You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. 9. In this feature article, journalist and self-proclaimed wordsmith Ger Leddin takes a “deep and meaningful” look at some of the best examples of Irish curses. Home / Uncategorized / northern irish insults. Fora | FOR A COUNTRY so small, we certainly have no shortage of ways to insult and upset each other.
If someone brands you a gobshite, you should have a good think about what you’ve done. And the Americans have added their own twists to English swear words, but neither of those two nations can hold a candle to the Irish when it comes to actually wish harm on someone. Don’t go there. Wee . Anyway, let’s take a look at some notable curses, starting with the most popular. Being called a gobshite is a sure-fire sign that you’ve done something almost unforgivably stupid, something that could have repercussions for more people than just yourself. Share Tweet Whatsapp Pinterest Mail. Then again, you could be the sort of person who wears the word proudly around your neck. For more information on cookies please refer to our cookies policy.
Calling someone a bleedin’ tick is fighting talk, plain and simple. 2 thoughts on “Funny Irish Slang Words, Swear Words, Gaelic Curses, Phrases, Insults, Colloquialisms, Expressions & Expletives!” Ryan K Biddulph March 18, 2019 at 4:08 am A formula or charm intended to cause such misfortune to another and the act of reciting such a formula.”. It’s like we have all these words in both the English and Irish languages and we just have to use them; it’s as if we are taught as infants to never use the same word twice, especially if you’re trying to curse someone or put someone down. Well according to the dictionary it’s “the expression of a wish that misfortune, evil, doom, etc., befall a person, group, etc. A fairly handy phrase to learn especially as while the recipient is trying to work out what you mean you can be making your swift getaway. What a fecking wagon.”. The only person it’s really acceptable to call a pox is Bono, as depicted above. Your father would definitely call you this if you were getting up to mischief at home. Sarah Arnold. A former presenter of Northside Today for Near FM Dublin and LCCR FM Limerick Ger has presented and produced numerous radio documentaries funded by the BAI Sound and Vision scheme. However, I can imagine that this particular ass did not go gently in that night but in fact suffered a slow and painful death. But perhaps if the mother mentioned above was more cognizant of the origin of the word perhaps she might think twice before employing its use. 8. Perhaps the reason we as a nation are so good at cursing is due to the fact that we have in our heritage two languages with which to impart a curse with. Taken from the Irish word ‘gaimbín’ (meaning ‘monetary interest’) the straight translation of this word is ‘a mean, underhanded, corrupt person’. To help Irish people better understand our own slang, and to educate anyone from abroad in need of an Irish dictionary, we've compiled all the words to call some stupid that we could think of and ranked them in order of their offensiveness.
Although Feck is derived from the other more vulgar swear word which also begins with an F and ends with a K, In Ireland it is used so frequently that it has almost evolved in to a term of endearment — as in a mother turning to her male child and saying “c’mere you little fecker ’til I hug you.”. Top Five Irish insults, slurs, slang and curses. More used in County Kerry than anywhere else on the island, the phrase can be used as either a threat, as in spanking a child or if used to an adult a wish that he/she will end up in hell. “Go ‘way from those biscuits and help your father, ye gombeen.”. (Especially if the Irish person in question is from County Kerry.) “There’ll be heat to your arse yet,” I must say is one of my favourite ways to either insult or place a curse on someone, all in one breath. 2. In fact, these days we throw it around like it’s nothing. An Irish mammy word, without a shade of doubt.
By being an absolute wagon. Wire service provided by Associated Press. Apart from wishing their victims a quick trip to hell, the Irish like to have a go at their victims marital or sex life.
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