I always thought I could speak English but then, what is it the people here speak?! Irish English sure is different from American English (and obviously from German ;-)).
For example, everything here is grand, gorgeous, lovely, perfect. They say “Oh this soup is gorgeous!” Uhm no, sorry, it’s delicious I’d say.
What’s really cute is, when they say words that have a u in them like bug, stuck, luck, bugger off. They pronounce it more like the u in sugar or as the oo in look. Cute! (which they pronounce the right way though they called my “cute” lunch box a “lovely” lunchbox of course).
The Irish also seem to be fairly friendly. There’s no “thanks so much” “thanks a lot” or “thank you soooo much” but rather they thank you a big deal greater – that being “thanks a million”. I wonder if the equivalent to “thanks” would just be “thanks a hundred”? Hmm!
The bad weather that is so famous here also made them inventive and it’s not just bad weather here, it’s bloody weather, rotten weather, f#cking weather or just simply nusty weather.
A nicer version of f-ing a-hole is bloody eejit and bullpoop could be gobshite. That I know these words alone tells you something about how informal things are at work here (in a good way). 😉
I’m starting to pick up bits and pieces here and there and I fear that when I’m done here I’ll be speaking a weird mix of redneck-yankee-German-Irish English.
Anyways, hope y’all are having a lovely day out there! 😀
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