Special Report

Irish Slang and Phrases Americans Just Don't Understand

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> Meaning: Adhesive bandage

If you get a cut in Ireland, someone may offer you a plaster to stick on your wound. It’ll look just like a Band-Aid.

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> Meaning: Cash register

A grocery store clerk will ring you up and place your money in the till.

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> Meaning: Expensive

If someone says that dinner was dear, they don’t mean that it was beloved; they mean that it was too costly.

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> Meaning: Dirty, disgusting

Meaning rotten, disgusting, or just plain horrible, manky can be used to describe anything from the weather to the month-old leftovers in the back of the fridge.

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> Meaning: Extremely drunk

Considering that a langer is a fool or an idiot, it’s not surprising that being langered is being incredibly intoxicated.

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