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Irish Euphemisms
 
# 1 : Thursday 26-3-2009 @ 09:50
 
 
We've all heard them

Terrorism in Northern Ireland ~ Was just the "Troubles"
World War Two ~ Sure it was only an "Emergency"
Grand Thieft Auto ~ Nah, they just "borrowed the car without permission"

What other ones do you know of?
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# 2 : Thursday 26-3-2009 @ 11:30
 
 
The Mullingar riots, "It was only a few lads having a row in a field"
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# 3 : Thursday 26-3-2009 @ 11:32
 
 
'yer little man'

No need to explain.
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# 4 : Thursday 26-3-2009 @ 12:35
 
 
stolen - fell off the back of a lorry.
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# 5 : Thursday 26-3-2009 @ 13:01
 
 
"Ahhh sure, s/he's just very fond of a jar"

meaning: s/he's a functioning alcoholic.
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# 6 : Thursday 26-3-2009 @ 14:06
 
 
World war two want called the emergency. Ireland wasnt involved in world war 2 but tose years were called the emergency
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# 7 : Thursday 26-3-2009 @ 14:14
 
 
"you won't be there till your back!"

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# 8 : Thursday 26-3-2009 @ 14:15
 
 
sex - "a bit of how's yer mother"

menstruation - "that time of the month", "up on blocks", "got the painters in", "moving the furniture", "Munster playing at home", "flying the Japanese flag"

...i could go on, but I won't.

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# 9 : Thursday 26-3-2009 @ 14:16
 
 
"who is she when she's at home"

pregnant: "up the duff", or "up the pole"
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# 10 : Thursday 26-3-2009 @ 14:19
 
 
@nonsense - i don't get how yours are euphemisms. can you explain to me please? sorry.

not an irish one i don't think but one from my home - when you're on the rag -'aunt dot from red bay is visiting.'
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# 11 : Thursday 26-3-2009 @ 14:28
 
 
what absolute horrible terminology...

When i was in oz, i used to drive them mad sayin "your man" They would get all defensive and say "He's not my man, i dont even know him" !!! But it was a figure of speech i couldnt shake..
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# 12 : Thursday 26-3-2009 @ 14:30
 
 
Yeah wouldn't have a spoon would yeah.
I once said to a bewildered American
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# 13 : Thursday 26-3-2009 @ 14:32
 
 
Have a spoon? Hmm? meaning?
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# 14 : Thursday 26-3-2009 @ 14:32
 
 
Someone said :
Yeah wouldn't have a spoon would yeah.
I once said to a bewildered American


yeah, answering the question negitivly in the question, you wouln't have the time, please
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# 15 : Thursday 26-3-2009 @ 14:33
 
 
Someone said :
Have a spoon? Hmm? meaning?


Have you got a spoon
or can i have a spoon
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