14 Aug 2022

Useful Offaly words and phrases (Part 2)

Useful Offaly words and phrases (Part 2)

We had a huge response to the first part of Useful Offaly words and phrases. Thank you for all the suggestions, most of which we have added to this second and final part of the list. Some even we couldn't understand.....

Yer wan – An expression used when not sure of a person's name. Usually used to describe a female.

Yer man - An expression used when not sure of a person's name. Usually used to describe a male.

Trow on - Add more to. Usually in terms of adding turf to a fire

Yoke – A term that can be applied to any item where the name of said item is not known

Strahaggy – A game plan for a match

De feeld – Where members of the Gaelic Athletic Association are know to gather

Sound – A term used to describe an individual of good character. Also a general acknowledgement that something is okay

Be more Pacific – Asking a person to narrow down the number of options

Dem – Used to describe a specific group of individuals

Savage – Describes something as being very good

Shpo hon – When someone is totally correct in their assertion

Dats da trute – When someone is totally correct in their assertion

A lohha – A considerable amount of an item

Dat – Demonstrative pronoun/demonstrative adjective

Shocken – Something that causes shock. Can be used as a single word or in a sentence

Tamarra – The day after today

Waher – Clear liquid that usually flows from a tap

Behher – When something improves

Mush – General description of all males in Birr

Daycent – Can be applied to any number of situations but usually applied to an individual

Nohin – An absence of anything

Anhen – An absence of nothing

Hih im a dig – Proper course of action to retaliate when provoked on the field

Wayhen for a snip – A footballer who lurks around the square waiting for a loose ball to break

Noh ha bodder – When something is not a problem

Are ya havin anudder – Generally used when someone is offering another beverage in the pub

Lave ih wih me – Used when someone currently doesn't have the time to deal with something but who will get to it later

In case you missed it, see Part 1 of Useful Offaly words and phrases by clicking here

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