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19 Words That Have A Different Meaning In Northern Ireland

O, yer from Norn Iron so ye are?

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1. "Greasy"

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What it normally means: A bit oily.

What it means in Northern Ireland: Comfortable.

2. "Thee"

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What it normally means: A Shakespearean term for "you" or "your".

What it means in Northern Ireland: Three. As in, "Thee 'a them buns love."

3. "Mon"

What it normally means: The abbreviation for Monday.What it means in Northern Ireland: Come on. As in, "Mon here, wee boy."
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What it normally means: The abbreviation for Monday.

What it means in Northern Ireland: Come on. As in, "Mon here, wee boy."

4. "To fuck"

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What it normally means: To have sex.

What to means in Northern Ireland: To be completely exasperated, to the point of giving up. As in, "'Mon t'fuck".

5. "Tara"

What it normally means: A girl's name.What it means in Northern Ireland: Either good or bad. If someone says, "That's tara," and they sound glum, it's bad. Likewise, if they sound happy, it's good.
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What it normally means: A girl's name.

What it means in Northern Ireland: Either good or bad. If someone says, "That's tara," and they sound glum, it's bad. Likewise, if they sound happy, it's good.

6. "Like"

What it normally means: To enjoy something.What it means in Northern Ireland: Interchangeable with a full stop.
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What it normally means: To enjoy something.

What it means in Northern Ireland: Interchangeable with a full stop.

7. "Grand so"

What it normally means: Roughly £1,000 in cash. What it means in Northern Ireland: OK then. As in, "I'm t'the shops." "Grand so."
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What it normally means: Roughly £1,000 in cash.

What it means in Northern Ireland: OK then. As in, "I'm t'the shops." "Grand so."

8. "Craic"

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What it normally means: A slang term for crack cocaine.

What it means in Northern Ireland: Banter. As in, "What's the craic?"

9. "Wile"

What it normally means: An unspecified amount of time.What it means in Northern Ireland: Awful. As in, "Jeez, you're looking wile." So if something's "wile craic", you can assume it's pretty awful.
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What it normally means: An unspecified amount of time.

What it means in Northern Ireland: Awful. As in, "Jeez, you're looking wile." So if something's "wile craic", you can assume it's pretty awful.

10. "Catch on"

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What it normally means: To finally understand something.

What it means in Northern Ireland: To get a grip. As in, "Catch yourself on there lad."

11. "Chip"

What it normally means: A singular piece of fried potato.What it means in Northern Ireland: One portion of chips. As in, "One curry chip, please."
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What it normally means: A singular piece of fried potato.

What it means in Northern Ireland: One portion of chips. As in, "One curry chip, please."

12. "Is that you?"

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What it normally means: A phrase of recognition.

What it means in Northern Ireland: "Have you finished?" Might be asked mid-curry-chip.

13. "Millie"

What it normally means: A girl's name, short for Mildred.What it means in Northern Ireland: A female chav.
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What it normally means: A girl's name, short for Mildred.

What it means in Northern Ireland: A female chav.

14. "Buck"

What it normally means: For a horse to kick up its hind legs.What it means in Northern Ireland: To have sex. As in, "He bucked her, so he did."
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What it normally means: For a horse to kick up its hind legs.

What it means in Northern Ireland: To have sex. As in, "He bucked her, so he did."

15. "Fadge"

What it normally means: A crude term for the female reproductive system.What it means in Northern Ireland: A potato farl.
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What it normally means: A crude term for the female reproductive system.

What it means in Northern Ireland: A potato farl.

16. "Melted"

What it normally means: Applying heat to a solid until it changes form to a liquid.What it means in Northern Ireland: Annoying. As in, "He was a complete headmelter."
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What it normally means: Applying heat to a solid until it changes form to a liquid.

What it means in Northern Ireland: Annoying. As in, "He was a complete headmelter."

17. "Baltic"

What it normally means: A sea located in central and northern Europe.What it means in Northern Ireland: Freezing.
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What it normally means: A sea located in central and northern Europe.

What it means in Northern Ireland: Freezing.

18. "Cuddy"

What it normally means: Donkey.What it means in Northern Ireland: Young boy.
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What it normally means: Donkey.

What it means in Northern Ireland: Young boy.

19. "Iron"

What it normally means: A chemical element.What it means in Northern Ireland: Ireland. One of the best places to live in the world.
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What it normally means: A chemical element.

What it means in Northern Ireland: Ireland. One of the best places to live in the world.