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17 Words That Have A Whole Different Meaning If You Grew Up In Ireland

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What it normally means: The horny part of the foot of an animal, like a horse. Nothing to do with actually being horny.

What it means if you grew up in Ireland: A way of chucking back alcohol/food into your body. Often followed by giddiness, which coincides with rushing, and ends in disaster.

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What it normally means: To move from one place to another, usually over a small distance.

What it means if you grew up in Ireland: To vigorously, and often aggressively, kiss someone. Using tongue and often in the grimiest of nightclubs.

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What it normally means: A solid, naturally occurring, inorganic substance.

What it means if you grew up in Ireland: A soft drink, often bought in the hopes of shutting children up/keeping them occupied.

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What it normally means: An often stylish lengthy type of shoe that generally stops somewhere along the shin.

What it means if you grew up in Ireland: The trunk of a car – where you put your food shopping, stash your beers at a house party, or offer up as a seat for your most annoying friend.

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What it normally means: A congregation of two or more people with the first name Jack.

What it means if you grew up in Ireland: The bathroom/toilet/loo/water closet.

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What it normally means: An adjective describing something that causes, or has the ability to cause, death.

What it means if you grew up in Ireland: A way to describe something that you're in admiration of. It may or may not have the ability to cause death.

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What it normally means: An air-like substance which expands freely to fill any space available, irrespective of its quantity. Or petrol/diesel and sometimes even flatulence.

What it means if you grew up in Ireland: Something unexplainably hilarious, that has nothing to do with air-like substances.

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What it normally means: A conception of or belief about something.

What it means if you grew up in Ireland: A derogatory statement about another human or thing that showcases illusions of grandeur.

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What it normally means: A way to express complete confidence that one is right.

What it means if you grew up in Ireland: A way to start, finish, or add to any sentence.

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What it normally means: To sit on and control the movement of an animal, typically a horse, or a roller coaster, or other attraction ridden at a fair or amusement park.

What it means if you grew up in Ireland: An incredible good looking and charming being you want to have your way with. Or the act of having your way with them. It's often said in hushed tones, and follows the words "little", "big", or "filthy".

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What it normally means: Something with deep, dense, or heavy mass.

What it means if you grew up in Ireland: A synonym for the dumbest person you'll ever meet. Like, really dumb. Painfully dumb.

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What it normally means: An unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.

What it means if you grew up in Ireland: A way of letting people know that you drank all of the drinks last night, and may have possibly broken a few laws, texted an ex, broke a tooth, and/or bought a small bird. It can also be referred to as "the horrors".

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What it normally means: Either side of the face below the eye.

What it means if you grew up in Ireland: Being a complete bratty little twit who doesn't know when to stop.

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What it normally means: The act of constantly harassing someone to do something.

What it means if you grew up in Ireland: A small bottle of spirits. The go-to purchase for when you want to sneak alcohol into clubs, have a quick tipple to knock back, or are only sticking around for "one or two". Young lads will often change their first name on Facebook to "Naggin" to show that they're cool, deadly, and a better drinker than you.

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What it normally means: A quantity of a medicine or drug taken, or recommended to be taken, at a particular time.

What it means if you grew up in Ireland: Someone wildly annoying, with no intention of stopping. Or even a cold.

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What it normally means: Magnificent and imposing in appearance, size, or style.

What it means if you grew up in Ireland: An appropriate answer to everything.

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