You know you're really Irish when...

(707 Posts)
Gossipyfishwife Sun 23-Feb-14 12:50:13

...you tell the barman to put the change in the poor box.

Nancy66 Sun 23-Feb-14 12:57:02

You have relatives who still have a 'good room' that's kept immaculate only used at Christmas or when the priest visits!

TreacleMoon123 Sun 23-Feb-14 13:02:50

When the mention of the wooden spoon strikes the fear of god in you.
When saying 'I will ya' means you definetly won't.
When a cup of tea sorts every problem known to man

DomesticDisgrace Sun 23-Feb-14 13:03:23

Everything is grand!

TheOnlyPink Sun 23-Feb-14 13:04:38

When "not too bad" means good.

Gossipyfishwife Sun 23-Feb-14 13:12:07

I admit I terrorised both my ds with a wooden spoon. Apart from facial ticks and an irrational fear of sticks.....it never did them any harm a nice cup of tea wouldn't put right...

Anydrinkwilldo Sun 23-Feb-14 13:13:28

The Craic is had on a regular basis

Gossipyfishwife Sun 23-Feb-14 13:29:28

The craic? What number craic is that? And where would you have it?

SilverSpring Sun 23-Feb-14 13:29:48

You almost end up in fisticuffs with your best friend over insisting on paying for the drinks in the pub/taxi on the way home.

Quoteunquote Sun 23-Feb-14 13:31:01

OK,so

WeGotAnnie Sun 23-Feb-14 13:32:03

The wooden spoon, Jayzus lads grin

Flat 7 Up cures any ailment

(nicked this one from a meme I once saw on being Irish)...you dont need to study to oass exams because your granny lit a candle for you.

WeGotAnnie Sun 23-Feb-14 13:32:44

*pass

WeGotAnnie Sun 23-Feb-14 13:33:35

I will yeah (I wont, no)

I will in me hole (I wont, no)

Ledare Sun 23-Feb-14 13:34:23

You were told not a make a holy show of yourself.

WeGotAnnie Sun 23-Feb-14 13:36:28

You worry about having left the immersion on (as did your mother before ye)

TessTackle Sun 23-Feb-14 13:37:14

You find yourself saying "catch yeself on!" I'm your nana's cork accent

when you're a Londoner born and bred

TOADfan Sun 23-Feb-14 13:48:20

I recognise all these. Im Northern Irish/British but I guess there is a little Irish in me grin

WeGotAnnie Sun 23-Feb-14 13:51:12

I'm a Londoner too, but dad from Co Wexford and Mum from Co Galway.

Cop yourself on / cop on to yourself...or just COP ON...I say to my kids now

People look blankly at you when you tell them what they are looking for is in the press

Floggingmolly Sun 23-Feb-14 13:53:38

You granny sends you out to get "the messages"...

Slainte Sun 23-Feb-14 13:54:20

You go to "get the messages".

Soda bread, Galtee cheese, Tayto crisps and Kimberley biscuits is a meal this may just be the lazy arses in Mayo though

Slainte Sun 23-Feb-14 13:56:24

Or as my um used to say about any pain we'd complain of " it's far from your arse, you won't sit on it" or "you'll be alright before you're twice married"! As you can see, my mam was very sympathetic. grin

WeGotAnnie Sun 23-Feb-14 13:56:29

Messages, yes! My granny was also popping out for messages.

I remember my school friends looking at me blankly when I mentioned the hot press.

WorraLiberty Sun 23-Feb-14 13:57:09

When you get the 'divil' in yer!

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