While there’s little validity to several other acronyms, you may see ones like FBI (foreign born Irish) applied here or there, as well. Hope that helps! Great, great job! Nice work :). Thanks for stopping by!
We Irish do have some odd words we use everyday! Appreciate your input and votes!! Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on August 23, 2012: What a gas :) Really enjoyed your hub. Don't say: "It's all Greek to me. I lived in NZ for a year and did not hear any Aussies use them either. we’ve referenced previously, nicknames, for one reason or another, are what arise out of a misunderstanding of a culture. "A friend's eye is a good mirror." "A friend's eye is a good mirror." Born in New Ross, County Wexford but we most commonly used the word craic.
Sticking an 'O' on the end of a name is also popular with common examples including Anto, Dano, Keano & Bono. It’s more popular in Britain as an Irish nickname than here.
Hopefully you will get to visit us over this neck of the woods and have a head start in the speech! Storeen, like mavourneen, features an Irish diminutive—the suffix "-een," which is an anglicization of the Irish Gaelic -īn. What’s away in yonder grey? Yes, they are the most disgusting and embarrassing names to have but you have to admit they're also quite memorable. gwan oura dat ye bleedin' mad ting. Another thing would be naming them after an ancestor's trade. More of a cliché to be honest! Some of the main jobs held by Irish immigrants were as domestic servants (lots of immigrants held cleaning jobs, actually. Hope you get to visit here in the near future, you will then be up to speed fully armed with the lingo! Glad you have been getting some mileage out of the jacks at work!! It would make you jump up and never come down again!
Interested? There are hundreds of slang I could use but had to limit this list somewhere! May it be made of 100 year old oak. Great hub and I enjoyed reading it.
French may be known as the language of love but we reckon Irish could give it a run for its money. Sentence: run down has the bant and gets it off him.
'Tis a safer guide than any promise before you knew what it was that you were saying.
Lol appreciate you commenting! 13 Reasons Why Childhood Friends Are The Best Kind Of Friends, Vodafone Graduate Programme: Meet The Youth Programme Manager, 11 Classic Things Irish People Say To Taxi Drivers. lol Appreciate your incredibly kind words soooo much. For example Ray would become 'Raymundo', Maurice would become 'Mauricio', Ron turns into 'Ronaldo' and with the popularity of erstwhile Real Madrid superstar James Rodriguez, 'Ham-ez' has been the go to nickname for anyone called James. ‘Tis not so sweet as woman’s lip but oh, ’tis more sincere.”, “If you’re enough lucky to be Irish… You’re lucky enough!”, “In Heaven there is no beer, that is why we drink it here.”, “Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain.”, “May all the giant hearts be tall as day, may all your winter nights be warm as may.”, “May God bring good health to your enemies enemies.”, “May the dust of your carriage blind the eyes of your foe!”, “May the enemies of Ireland never eat bread nor drink whiskey, but be afflicted with itching without the benefit of scratching.”, “May the grass grow long on the road to hell for want of use.”, “May the Lord keep you in His hand and never close His fist too tight.”, “May the roof above us never fall in.
Paddy, Mickey, Becky, Mossy, Sully, Fitzy. Valuing friendships above all else, the Irish have passed on many words of wisdom for generations. Voted up, funny, and awesome.
Look forward to catching more of your insightful writing!:). Irish words for friend include cara, cairdeas a dhéanamh le, crann taca, duine aitheantais, páirtí and comrádaí. A great fun hub, really well put together, great stuff, well done, thanks for sharing, voted up, Lee. This Irish nickname is for the children of the Irish and Scottish.
Also, the Irish nickname “turf cutter” sometimes referred to Irish groundskeepers. At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. Sticking an 'O' on the end of a name is also popular with common examples including Anto, Dano, Keano & Bono. Well wonder no more . send our content editing team a message here, 40 Ways to Say Thank You for Your Time and Effort, 40 Kind Ways to Say Thank You for Your Advice, The 50 Most Asked School Counselor Interview Questions with Answers, 40 Thank You for the Recognition Messages (via Email or Note), 50 Ways to Say Thank You for Thanksgiving Dinner, 40 Ways to Say Thank You for the Information (via Email), 40 Thank You Messages from a Teacher to a Student, The 50 Most Asked Chipotle Interview Questions with Answers, 40 Meaningful Thank You Notes to Give Your Mentor, 33 Best General Labor Resume Objective Statement Examples. I would only really use "to be sure, to be sure" as a form of emphasizing Irishness, and in a funny way. This is fantastic!! I enjoyed reading them. Appreciate your comments! :^D What a fun hub.
Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on March 30, 2013: Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on March 28, 2013: Appreciate you dropping in!
Muirnīn means "darling" and it's found in medieval Irish, where it is the diminutive form of the word mūirn, "joy." The word that gave us acushla and macushla, cushlamachree is an adaptation of the Irish Gaelic cuisle mo chroidhe, literally, "vein of my heart." The list goes on and on. The 'Y' is the easiest/least original way of getting a nickname.
Kenneth. —Anonymous, "My Connor" in The Dublin Book of Irish Verse, 1728-1909, ed. If someone told me they were shattered, I'd think they were drunk not tired!
Thanks vespawoolf! Glad you enjoyed and found fun.Appreciate your comments as always :-). LOL Glad you enjoyed, appreciate your continued support and votes:-). I would have ever guessed the meaning of some of these words and phrases! 16 Of The Best Jokes That Were Cut From 'Father Ted', Quiz: Can You Guess The Irish Names Of These Train Stations.
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