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Armagh Slang

  • 19-08-2007 8:02am
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    Registered Users Posts: 49 ✭✭✭ mullanimal


    I heard a funny wan de udder day...

    Conya = poo in Armagh... is this true?

    Also if ye wanted say someone is a ride ye might say

    I'd horse inta dat one...

    anyone got any more???

    *edited for a ....slightly cleaner version .....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 657 Benster


    As a native, I've never heard the first one, and the only person I've hears say the second one was from Donegal.

    Get a feel for the language here.

    The one I like is "yes, I agree" or "sure ah know what yer talkin about" - goes something like this: sharp intake of breath while giving a nod UPWARDS. Simple. :D

    B.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 668 mise_me_fein


    Heard this one before:

    Sure they're all poor on the border too, sarcastic response to someone due to the fact that most people on the border in Armagh are well off due to fuel smuggling


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 105 ✭✭✭ pete1234


    conya more of a south armagh word, originated from crossmaglen.
    another few
    fein = boy, man
    bure = girl, woman
    rulya = mad


  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 42,823 Mod ✭✭✭✭ muffler


    pete1234 wrote: »
    conya more of a south armagh word, originated from crossmaglen.
    another few
    fein = boy, man
    bure = girl, woman
    rulya = mad
    Just out of curiosity is that just local slang or is there a hint of Irish translation in that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 49 ✭✭✭ mullanimal


    cool lads thanks...

    i'm putting a book together on slang from around the country and want to represent each county well...

    make sure you sign up, add and rate entries on www.slang.ie... the best ones will end up in the book!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 37 ✭✭✭ jordanh999


    Im from Armagh. Some slang would be "ayee" " what about ye?"

    "go on ye boy ye"


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3 TheHeraldMan


    As in "keep her lit ye boy ye yure fair suckin diesel now"


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 668 mise_me_fein


    Ya cud just say it'a monaghan/louth/down slang just as easy

    Great thread though


  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 42,823 Mod ✭✭✭✭ muffler


    Ah ha. So there is life in Armagh :)

    Its been quiet around these parts so keep posting people.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9 ✭✭✭ skehana


    My granny who was from Armagh used to say 'hit him with a shovel to wake him.' whatever that meant:eek:


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 497 ✭✭ Musha


    ar ye on ya yet?

    Are you dressed/Ready?

    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,722 ibh


    There is a local radio station round Newry / Armagh think it's 5fm or something and you'll hear plenty of Armagh slang on it.

    My favourite Armagh term is 'Blade' for describing a woman. Probably used all over but very popular in Armagh.

    Another one is for if you are sick or sneeze or cough etc, "Another clean shirt 'll do ya". Bascially that you're on deaths door and you're on the way out.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,471 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Benster wrote: »
    The one I like is "yes, I agree" or "sure ah know what yer talkin about" - goes something like this: sharp intake of breath while giving a nod UPWARDS.
    Strangely enough I've seen people from northern Sweden do the very same thing. Odd.


  • Registered Users Posts: 657 Benster


    Ah, we have so much in common, us Armachians and those... Swedicians.


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 ✭✭✭ babarino


    Until recently in South Down I had never heard 'hasky' meaning windy.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 497 ✭✭ Musha


    "Put your coat on or ye'el be foundered!"

    :P


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