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Everyday English and Slang in Ireland

Rhymin' Slang


This site gets so big, I had to find categories... and here's the first...

  • apple tart : fart
  • apples and pears : stairs
  • arabs knees : keys
  • arthur power : shower
  • barney dillons : shillings, sheckels, moolah, money
  • barry white : going for a shite eg. I'm going in to see barry white
  • battle cruiser : boozer otherwise known as pub
  • bill murray : curry
  • bill skinner : dinner
  • boat race : face
  • bottle of water : daughter
  • bread and honey : money
  • bucket of dirt : shirt
  • chicken's neck : check
  • chicken's hash : cash
  • cock and hen : ten
  • current bun : son
  • daisy roots : boots
  • daniel day : luás, pronounced lewis - the new tram line
  • davy crockett : pocket
  • dick van dyke : bike
  • dog and bone : phone
  • far east : priest
  • garden hose : nose
  • gary glitter : your shitter or arse
  • george raft : draught (breeze from an open window/door)
  • gregory peck : neck
  • gregory pecks : specs
  • half scotch : watch
  • hambone : phone
  • horses and asses : glasses
  • house of wax : jacks
  • indian joes : toes
  • jam jar : car
  • jimmy joyce : voice
  • johnny ray : head honcho/boss
  • kitchen sink : chink
  • mince pie : eye
  • mi-wadi : body
  • north & south : mouth
  • oil riggers : niggers [ not my particular type of word but to be comprehensive, I should include it :( ]
  • oliver twist : wrist
  • one and other : ur brother
  • ones and twos : shoes
  • peggy dell : (the) smell
  • raspberry tart : heart
  • rosie-lee : tea
  • scooby doo : clue
  • scotch peg : leg
  • skin and blister : sister
  • struggle and strife : wife
  • tennis racket : jacket
  • thruppenny bits : tits
  • two by four : door
  • uncle ned : head
  • vera lynns : skins

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