Archaic phrases



PaddyJoe McGillycuddy

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Another Cavan one;
'clatty' = dirty
'he's a fierce clatty bastard'
could be either he's full of dirty jokes or he has a personal hygiene problem..
 

Truth.ie

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"living in sin"
something you don't hear too often these days.
"half caste" unheard of today.
"rubber johnny" How uncool is that?
"courting"
 

stewiegriffin

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Er, dare I say ' jam rag ' ? :?

My god where has our vocabulary gone ? Its either americanisms or vulgarity . I despair . I really do .
 

Truth.ie

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In my first day at work in dublin, I was asked if I had a "mott". I never heard of the word, and assumed it was some bit of equipment.
Not wanting to look inexperienced on my first day, I shuffled inside my tool bag, and replied, "I must've left it in the house."
 

PaddyJoe McGillycuddy

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In my first day at work in dublin, I was asked if I had a "mott". I never heard of the word, and assumed it was some bit of equipment.
Not wanting to look inexperienced on my first day, I shuffled inside my tool bag, and replied, "I must've left it in the house."
:p:p
In the eighties we always said 'bit of stuff''/
As in 'she's a fine bit of stuff'
'Who's the bit of stuff yer man is with?'
 

MsAnneThrope

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I wonder if posters would be interested in posting words and expressions that were once common but have fallen into disuse
"We bought and sold seven houses this week"

and

"How's your property portfolio doing?"
 

Rich OC

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Deadly - meaning something really good

Used to confuse the hell out of my country cousins.

Really only hear it now in the all encompassing "Deadly Buzz"
 

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"Pego".
 


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