“Ah jay-sus! I was bleedin’ hammered. Did ya get the shift?” – Irish Slang 101.

Paddy's Day 2009

We dress like this all the time, I'll have you know

It was only when I was on Erasmus that I became aware of just how much slang my friends and I actually use when talking to one another. Too often were our Russian, Polish, German, Australian, and even British friends left staring blankly at us as we continued to babble on. So, here’s a selection – I could go so far as to call it a translation – of common Irish slang words and phrases. Should you ever find yourself on our beautiful green isle, they’ll definitely come in handy. Continue reading