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Wexford Slang -Translations ....and Sayings from our visiting friends...

Has anyone got any more examples of sayings that people might hear, when in Wexford?

If someone says the following:

"Wats De Craic"? ---------------   Is there any news?

"Quare"----------------------- Odd

"No Bother"-------------------- This will not be a problem

"The head on ya, and the price of turnips"---You look tired

"How -ya  hun"-----------------How are you ?

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We'll need some saying from our visitors also ....maybe we'll have a unique AIO dialect in a few years..:))

..so Lori...any interesting sayings from Tennessee ??

Bless her heart . . . followed by anything derogatory you happen to want to say about someone like, "Bless her heart, she can't paint worth shit."

Fixin' to ... getting ready to

Carry me ... take me

Put the two together: "He's fixin' to carry me to the store."

Useless as tits on a boar ... totally useless

Looks like a sack a taters tied in tha middle ... someone (like me) who looks awful in belted clothing

Couldn't pour piss out of a boot with directions on the heel and a hole in the toe ... really dumb

Tickled pink ... happy

Oh my gosh ... much more genteel than oh my god

Law ... also an adaptation of oh my lord

At least they didn't ruin 2 couples ... when you see a really ugly pair of people together

Rode hard and put up wet ... exhausted

May the bird of paradise fly up your nose ... wishing ill of someone in a kidding or snide way

Don't know his ass from a hole in the ground ... extremely idiotic

God didn't do her no favors ... unattractive

He ain't got the sense God gave a goose ... stupid

Go around your elbow to get to your thumb ... going a round about way

You ain't from 'round here are ya? ... snide way of saying you don't understand the rest of us

Busier than a one-armed paper hanger ... too much to do all by yourself
Barkin' up the wrong tree ... thinking the wrong way or approaching the wrong person

Fish or cut bait ... put out or get out

Put out or get out ... fish or cut bait

Holler like a stuck pig ... let someone know you have been taken or mislead

Like a bump on a log ... lazy

Sight for sore eyes ... seeing someone you have really missed

Stomping grounds ... where you are originally from

Well, shut my mouth ... shocked

Stick it where the sun don't shine ... ugly expression when you are angry about something someone has done or said to you

Gone above your raisin' ... when someone acts better than they are

Honey ... term of affection to a friend

Reckon ... thinking you are supposed to

Play possum ... lay low as in playing dead
Spring chicken ... young thing

Ma'am ... older lady

Ya'll (Tennessee version of the Texas Y'all) ... plural of you as in all of ya'll

Good ol' boy ... usually drives a 4x4 truck with a gun rack in the back and thinks the southern white man rules

Like a bull in a china shop ... awkward, clumsy

Nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full a rockin' chairs ... uncomfortable

Running around like a chicken with its head cut off ... crazy busy

You kiss your mama with that mouth? ... when someone uses filthy language

She could make a preacher cuss ... OR He would argue with a telephone pole ... someone who just makes you angry every time they open their mouth

Cheap as a 2-bit whore ... dang cheap

Dang ... replacement word for damn

Slower than Sunday ... really slow

Got hit with the ugly stick ... really ugly

Full as a tick ... ate too much

Colder than a well-digger's butt in January ... really cold

That's nice (said with a real long drawl) ... f*@k you (from an old joke I'll tell you some time)

Shut your trap ... stop speaking

Can't carry a tune in a bucket ... tone deaf

I swaney ... I can't believe it

Catiwampus ... crooked

Anti-by-goglin ... catiwampus

Older than dirt ... really old

I'm gonna kill you and tell God you died ... stop annoying me

Madder than a wet hen ... angry

Sundy-go-to-meetin' clothes ... dressed up

And finally, in Tennessee, barbeque (BBQ) is a specific type of smoked and sauced pork (not beef like in Texas). It does refer to putting something on your barbeque grill.  We call that grillin'.

Whew... I'm so tarred I can't see straight, OR whooped. (tired)

Ha -ha ... brilliant !

Wow Lori! You are a hoot...(one that is hilariously funny)

Lori Putnam said:

Bless her heart . . . followed by anything derogatory you happen to want to say about someone like, "Bless her heart, she can't paint worth shit."

Fixin' to ... getting ready to

Carry me ... take me

Put the two together: "He's fixin' to carry me to the store."

Useless as tits on a boar ... totally useless

Looks like a sack a taters tied in tha middle ... someone (like me) who looks awful in belted clothing

Couldn't pour piss out of a boot with directions on the heel and a hole in the toe ... really dumb

Tickled pink ... happy

Oh my gosh ... much more genteel than oh my god

Law ... also an adaptation of oh my lord

At least they didn't ruin 2 couples ... when you see a really ugly pair of people together

Rode hard and put up wet ... exhausted

May the bird of paradise fly up your nose ... wishing ill of someone in a kidding or snide way

Don't know his ass from a hole in the ground ... extremely idiotic

God didn't do her no favors ... unattractive

He ain't got the sense God gave a goose ... stupid

Go around your elbow to get to your thumb ... going a round about way

You ain't from 'round here are ya? ... snide way of saying you don't understand the rest of us

Busier than a one-armed paper hanger ... too much to do all by yourself
Barkin' up the wrong tree ... thinking the wrong way or approaching the wrong person

Fish or cut bait ... put out or get out

Put out or get out ... fish or cut bait

Holler like a stuck pig ... let someone know you have been taken or mislead

Like a bump on a log ... lazy

Sight for sore eyes ... seeing someone you have really missed

Stomping grounds ... where you are originally from

Well, shut my mouth ... shocked

Stick it where the sun don't shine ... ugly expression when you are angry about something someone has done or said to you

Gone above your raisin' ... when someone acts better than they are

Honey ... term of affection to a friend

Reckon ... thinking you are supposed to

Play possum ... lay low as in playing dead
Spring chicken ... young thing

Ma'am ... older lady

Ya'll (Tennessee version of the Texas Y'all) ... plural of you as in all of ya'll

Good ol' boy ... usually drives a 4x4 truck with a gun rack in the back and thinks the southern white man rules

Like a bull in a china shop ... awkward, clumsy

Nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full a rockin' chairs ... uncomfortable

Running around like a chicken with its head cut off ... crazy busy

You kiss your mama with that mouth? ... when someone uses filthy language

She could make a preacher cuss ... OR He would argue with a telephone pole ... someone who just makes you angry every time they open their mouth

Cheap as a 2-bit whore ... dang cheap

Dang ... replacement word for damn

Slower than Sunday ... really slow

Got hit with the ugly stick ... really ugly

Full as a tick ... ate too much

Colder than a well-digger's butt in January ... really cold

That's nice (said with a real long drawl) ... f*@k you (from an old joke I'll tell you some time)

Shut your trap ... stop speaking

Can't carry a tune in a bucket ... tone deaf

I swaney ... I can't believe it

Catiwampus ... crooked

Anti-by-goglin ... catiwampus

Older than dirt ... really old

I'm gonna kill you and tell God you died ... stop annoying me

Madder than a wet hen ... angry

Sundy-go-to-meetin' clothes ... dressed up

And finally, in Tennessee, barbeque (BBQ) is a specific type of smoked and sauced pork (not beef like in Texas). It does refer to putting something on your barbeque grill.  We call that grillin'.

Whew... I'm so tarred I can't see straight, OR whooped. (tired)

"Your looking well...did you have a fight with a lawnmower " ?

- a backhanded compliment, meaning , Where did you get your hair cut, so I'll know not to go there myself !

"What's the story Rory"-------------What is happening at present?

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