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Gossipyfishwife Sun 23-Feb-14 12:50:13 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 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


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) dont need to study to oass exams because your granny lit a candle for you.

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


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

RestingActress Sun 23-Feb-14 13:51:28

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".

RestingActress Sun 23-Feb-14 13:55:24

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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