Thursday, February 18, 2010


Some words sound ridiculous coming out of the mouths of Irish people. For example...

1) Dude.

Far too fucking prevalent for my liking. When did 17-year-old American college students with the tail-end of an acne problem and a deep lust for girls called Starbecca become literary trailblazers? Fucking Farrelly brother cunts.

2) Maaan.

Same as dude, times one thousand.

3) Snog.

What an ugly word for a nice thing that I last did in 2003, or thitherabouts.

4) Chunder/chundered.

No real reason why I hate this synonym for vomit, other than it sounds like it was stolen from a Protestant boarding school somewhere close to Harrogate.

5) Innit?

It certainly in not.

6) Retarded.

I swear to Rick James, I passed by two young Dublin lads last week when one turned to the other and said, "man, those jeans are fucking retarded." Actually, scratch that, he actually said "retorded" in his best Blackrockian. For retarded, read 'pure cuntish.'

7) Spew.

That hoisin duck was so distasteful to the palate, it made one wish to spew.


No, just no.

8) Store.

Shoppe. Nae store.

9) "...was really good." (in a food context)

When the Americans say, "that steak was really good," it sounds ok.

When the Irish say, "that steak was really good," as opposed to "nice" or "tender" or "bloodytafuck," it sounds like they need to step away from the Comedy Central.

10) Hon, or hun (short for 'honey')

Nails on a blackboard.


Holemaster said...

"Get out of here"

I did.

hope said...

"Oh Shut up!"

The new phrase for "Are you kidding me? That's wonderful!"

I keep hoping "Dude" will choke "Maan" and we'll get rid of both of them.

Sarah Gostrangely said...

LOL! re all of above.

but "chunder"? never heard o it. i must be so not hip right now.


Grandad said...

Mall. Since when did we have shopping malls here?

Babe. Aaaaaaagggh!!

mapstew said...


Kath Lockett said...

Actually Radge, 'chunder' is Australian slang. Personally, I use 'technicolour yawn'.

Am utterly sick of:
Don't go there
Too much information

and using 'gay' for anything that you don't like. "Those jeans are so gay." "Science is so gay."

The Hangar Queen said...

If you're here in June we're fucking going. End of.

Radge said...

'Kidding' and 'babe' and 'gross' are just three that I forgot but yep, you all make good points.

Grandad - Has 'mall' really crept this way? They'd better keep it the fuck away from me.

HQ - I'd only go there looking for a way out of there.

Red Leeroy said...

Hey dude, just got back from the store, tried to snog some bird on the way back. I said 'hey hon' but she was retarded so I chundered all over the shop. really good. ..................sorry Radge I got lazy 3/4 of the way through.

Radge said...

I wish you'd got lazy earlier, Red.

Red Leeroy said...

ha, yeah I really should have stuck to type and stopped before I typed the first letter.

Anonymous said...

Pigged: meaning hungover. The raping of a word that should always mean something good, as happy as a pig in shit, or pigging out etc.

Radge said...

You're not getting Mad Men.

Green Of Eye, Sharp Of Claw said...

Still guilty of (1) and (2) at times-a bad habit i picked up in college as i could never remember anyones name.ahem.

My pet peeve is "That's so funny"....if it was then why aren't you laughing?Grrrr

Radge said...

Green of Eye - Response: I'll give you something to laugh about.

Then produce the axe.