Culchie speak February 2, 2008Posted by Rambling Man in Poetry & Humor.
I got sent this list of gems from a colleague this morning and have been chuckling away merrily all day … us culchies are great eh !?
First of all a definition for the international jet set amongst you – a culchie is, broadly speaking, a country person, from outside Dublin who’d be more offay with a pick up truck than a pick up line, or prefers a John Deere to a BMW.
Us Culchies love to do and say all sorts of things that non-culchie and city folk would think strange like ….
– “That’s a grand bit of ham !”
– “It’s too cold to snow !”
– “There’s a grand stretch in the evenings”
– Saying “Aaah” after taking their first sup of tea.
– Being starved with the cold rather than with a lack of food.
– Winning a leg of lamb in a raffle.
– Spitting in their hands before doing anything manual.
– “Puttin’ down” a hard day’s work.
– “Puttin’ down the spuds” – which means the opposite of the previous remark.
– Digging holes.
– Building walls.
– Mohammed Ali, in general.
Great little country if you could only roof ‘er.