Everyday Irish sayings that you'd only ever hear on the Emerald Isle 1 week ago

Everyday Irish sayings that you'd only ever hear on the Emerald Isle

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There's a lot to take in with these everyday Irish sayings...

We may very well be a small island, but you can be damn sure we're a proud one. There are certain aspects of Irish culture that could never be replicated anywhere else in the world, and nowhere is this truer than with the mad things we say to each other on a regular basis.

Comedian Rory's Stories gave us his guide to Irish life, from chatting GAA to how popping on the kettle is the solution to any problem.

"Grand stretch, lads..."

No one really knows why we feel the need to acknowledge the fact that the evenings are suddenly getting longer, but it would be treasonous to not use this phrase at least once a year.

Possibly the most reliable option to kick off a conversation in February/March.

"If there was work on the bed, you'd sleep on the floor..."

We challenge any other nation to more adequately describe a lazy person.

There is no better way for you to realise the error of your ways than for someone to throw this doozy at you. A silver bullet to be used in only the most extreme cases.

"Who's 'she,' the cat's mother?"

"You will address me by my proper title..."

No more needs to be said.

"Shook as a hand at mass..."

Another one that should only be used in extreme circumstances.

This is a handy one to go for whenever you feel like the world is crashing down around you, or if you've just witnessed something particularly shocking.

"Did you turn off the immersion?"

The classic. Nothing quite strikes fear into the heart of Irish people quite like the realisation that someone has left the immersion on after leaving the house.

In these fast-moving times, it's not uncommon to see a reminder sticker on the inside of people's front doors.

"You couldn’t turn a sweet in your mouth"

There's packed, and then there's PACKED.

When somewhere (often a bar) is so busy that you couldn't turn a sweet in your mouth, you know it must have been on another level. This shouldn't ever be seen as an exaggeration...

"I don't care who started it, I'm finishing it!"

That's it, end of the argument. Once your mammy uses this, there is no point in even trying to continue the conversation.

Seeing as Batchelors have been around since 1935, they're as much a part of Irish society as these Irish sayings.

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