Dublinisms


#282

Do ye kiss yer Ma with that mouth…


#283

Umbrella feet…as in
SKinny Malink Maloja legs, Umbrella feet…etc


#284

Skinny malink Maloney umbrella feet

Never knew it was melodeon


#285

Then you had the more sanitised version where people tried to avoid taking yer man’s name in vain, so instead said ‘James Street, Francis Street and the Coombe’. Wonder if that was just a Liberties/old Dublin 8 thing?


#286

You will in your hoop


#287

‘Givus a drag’ (cigarette - three pulls was a drag)
The answer to ‘have you a match’? was often ’ yeah, your face and my arse’


#288

If someone was a bit mean with the fags, you’d say they smoke ‘Freemans’ or 'OP’s (other people’s cigs)


#289

He was wearing the face off her.

Although not a Dublinism, once heard in Dublin was something to the effect of:
“He’ll get the treatment in a private hospital as he’s in the HIV”.


#290

Doing a line.
Where are ya goin without a bell on yer boike?


#291

My Dad said James St when he was really browned off. Thought it was just him, 'till I met a woman just recently who said it too & I asked her about it. She said that her whole family said it. James was where the “really” hard cases were sent to (think she meant booze) so it became an accepted substitute expletive for situations that were exceptionally vexing to ones person. Or you just didn’t want to get a thump from the wife for saying “Fcuk.”


#292

Bedlam!


#293

That fella would peel an orange in his pocket


#294

I prefer Podge & Rodges version: Fcuk you and the guy you rode in on


#295

Hective instead of hectic


#296

I heard that tale too… and remember the da availing of the lockhards on many a Croker Sunday


#297

and yer knickers ringin’


#298

Teacher I had in Colaiste Ide used to say James’ street all the time. Cant remember his name, but he was the Microsoft database teacher as far as I remember. Wonder if that course still exists with modern technology

Already did this one, it was in this order for us, Seconds(half the cig), thirds (actually qtr of it rather than a third), drag(3 pulls), pull

Might be a loughshinney only thing, but one of me mates used to call them nettles, everytime you took out a box you got stung


#299

Anyone ever buy a loose cigarette?

You’d give someone a drag and they’d give it back wet - jaysus you put a duck’s arse on it …


#300

Ah yea the duck’s arse. There was a lad working in Bobs casino that used to chew the fook out of the but so no one would ask for a drag off him. Rotten


#301

Yeah, Finns in Killester used to sell three cigs and a match. As long as you could prove you were over 7 years of age of course.