Thursday, December 1, 2011


My Ireland guidebook offers a list of English and Irish specific words to help the confused traveler. I hope that at least a few of the people I chat with have accents so thick that I am utterly flummoxed. Here are a few favorite translations:

Beer Mat = Coaster
Boffin = Nerd
Candy Floss = Cotton candy
Fiddler's Fart = Worthless thing
Gasman = Life of the party
Jacks = Toilets
Knackered = Exhausted
Smalls = Underwear
Starkers = Buck naked (Tee hee :)