Irish slang is another way to prove that the Irish have a unique way with words and language. Ireland, a land of bards, playwrights, and authors, produces many exclusive uses of the English language, so a guide may be required. These colloquial bits of conversation may vary from region to region, but they are all Irish.

What the Irish say - What the Irish mean
A few scoops - a few drinks
Acting the maggot - acting in a particularly foolish manner
Bang on - he or she is nice and pleasant person
Banjaxed - not working, beyond repair
Craic is mighty - this is great fun
Deadly - fantastic
Donkey’s years – a long period of time
Get up the yard - I disagree, so go away
Grand - great, good, fine, OK, alright, bad, not OK, feeling a bit down, depressed
Great craic - great fun
Gowl – annoying stupid person
Haven’t a baldy notion – having absolutely no idea
Herself - a colloquial Irish term to signify the mistress of the house or situation
Himself - a colloquial Irish term to signify the master of the house or situation
How’s she cuttin’? - How are you?
I haven’t a rasher - I’ve no idea
I’ll be there in a minute - see you in approx 20 – 30 minutes or more
I’ll do it now in a minute - good luck getting me to do it
I’ll let you go - I am finished speaking with you
I will yeah - I won’t
Jacks – the toilet
Jammy – lucky person
Leg it – run away from
Massive – great, super, a welcomed success
Muppet – fool
Ossified – drunk
Savage – very, can be good or bad
Stall the ball – hold on a moment
Sure look - answer to a question
Tell me this, and tell me no more - tell what I want to know, and not much else
'Tis only a mile down the road - approx 1 mile to 10 miles or more
Up to 90 – flat out doing something
We just go out for one? - there will be many more than one
Wired to the moon – absolutely steaming the morning after a big night and three cups of coffee deep