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omagh

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Norn Iron Sayings
« on: March 13, 2010, 10:23:56 PM »
Hello,
 
could you please tell me if you use the following expressions:
 
1. Maybe I wouldn´t  - meaning I wouldnt mind to do something.
2. Mary Hick - unfashionable
3. Big long drink of water - boring person.
4. Big drink a water - tall person
5. wee buns
6. Beezer - 1. brilliant, 2. eejit
7. mustard - He´s a mustard.
 
Thanks.
 

bobdenn

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Re: Norn Iron Sayings
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2010, 10:27:30 PM »
 
No.
 
and welcome to the Forum....
 
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Re: Norn Iron Sayings
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2010, 10:31:36 PM »
Yes

Big drink of water , eejit and mustard but no one understands what I'm saying over here ,anyway  :D

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Re: Norn Iron Sayings
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2010, 10:45:51 PM »
No  ::)  Do they use them in Omagh?

SteveZombie

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Re: Norn Iron Sayings
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2010, 10:50:46 PM »
'Wee buns' I have heard in a programme set here. 'Beezer' was used by my friend from Lurgan. As for the rest, is this even the right country?
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sydenhambetty

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Re: Norn Iron Sayings
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2010, 11:04:30 PM »
Omagh, I have probably used all of them at some time or other. :D
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Re: Norn Iron Sayings
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2010, 03:43:07 AM »
I never really thought of it much, except when our children and then our grand children started to mimic us when we would say to them,
 
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lilylou

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Re: Norn Iron Sayings
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2010, 09:48:19 AM »
My kids take the mick too when I say ,"eat" instead of "eight" and "[censored] off ". I've noticed that I still say "what about ya "when I meet someone I know and "dead on".But my accent has defiantly softened over the years. :smile:

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Re: Norn Iron Sayings
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2010, 10:01:30 AM »
Welcome to he forum Omagh :smile:
 
yes to these 2
 
 

5. wee buns  --   easy
6. Beezer      --   brilliant 
 

Tell me, do they still use this expression in Omagh
 
Hayso'boysa'dears  ;)

omagh

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Re: Norn Iron Sayings
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2010, 11:58:20 AM »
Thanks for the answers. I have often heard as keen as mustard, but never heard He´s mustard. What does that mean?
Also, big long drink of water - does this refer to a boring or tall person?
 

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Re: Norn Iron Sayings
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2010, 01:34:23 PM »
skundered
do one
dead on
ill do away with you
away on
cut to the bone --------- all cut
o mummy
 
only some that come to mind
 

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Re: Norn Iron Sayings
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2010, 01:43:50 PM »
[censored] aff.    Please go away young man.
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lilylou

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Re: Norn Iron Sayings
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2010, 01:59:42 PM »
Thanks for the answers. I have often heard as keen as mustard, but never heard He´s mustard. What does that mean?
Also, big long drink of water - does this refer to a boring or tall person?

Skinny tall person

Mustard  .I know it as your a geg ,friendly banter

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Re: Norn Iron Sayings
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2010, 05:42:13 PM »
I had to attend Newtownards court as a witness to an accident years ago.  In one of the cases ahead of us a policeman was giving evidence in a drunk driving case while a wee forlorn looking man stood in the dock.  The peeler described how the wee man fell out of the car when he opened the driver's door to talk to him.  He went on to say that he informed the wee man that he was arresting him for drunken driving and cautioned him.  The prosecutor then asked the policeman to quote the 'suspect's' reply to the caution - which was, "Yer a quare geg!"
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Re: Norn Iron Sayings
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2010, 06:53:19 PM »
I had to attend Newtownards court as a witness to an accident years ago.  In one of the cases ahead of us a policeman was giving evidence in a drunk driving case while a wee forlorn looking man stood in the dock.  The peeler described how the wee man fell out of the car when he opened the driver's door to talk to him.  He went on to say that he informed the wee man that he was arresting him for drunken driving and cautioned him.  The prosecutor then asked the policeman to quote the 'suspect's' reply to the caution - which was, "Yer a quare geg!"

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