There are words, phrases and entire sentences that are unique to each county in Ireland. They differentiate you from your college pals and guarantee that you will get the weirdest looks from any tourist who hears you muttering them but we love them all the same and think everyone should love them just as much so here's your beginners' guide on how to speak Tipperary.
Ah, the lovely Tipperary. Home to The Rock of Cashel, Semple Stadium, Hayes' Hotel, The Galtee Mountains, Una from The Saturdays and Johnny B & The Boogie Men it really is the number one county in Ireland. After all, it's not nicknamed the Premier County for nothing (I swear I'm not biased).
If you're worried that you won't fit in the next time you visit Jim O' The Mill pub in Upperchurch because you can't speak Tipp culchie, fret not, The Sliced Pan has got you covered. Take note.
Another word for "Hello"
Example: "Well boi, any news?"
How's she cuttin'?
Used as a greeting. Another way of asking "how are you?"
Example: "How's she cutting Mary"
Devil a bit
Not doing anything
Example: "Were you up to much last night Paddy?" "No, devil a bit John"
Used to point out to friends or people around you that you acknowledge something
Example: "Ah lads! Did you see the state of your one in the dress outside Costcutters?"
For the Shneer
for fun/for a laugh/for the craic
Example: "Will we go to the party in Ryan's for the sneer?"
Used to show frustration over something or about someone
Example: "He wouldn't shut up! He has my head pure fried"
Pure right class (add 'fair' for extra emphasis)
Something that was unreal/really really good
Example: "That match was fair pure right class"
Cum onta fuck
A way to tell someone to hurry up
Example: "Will you come onta fuck or we'll be late"
Can I've the arse of that?
Asking someone for the end of their food, usually a bar of chocolate
Example: "Can I've the arse of that drifter?"
There's fear of him
Nothing wrong with someone/not as bad as it seems
Example: "Jimmy twisted his ankle but sure there's fear of him, he'll be grand"
The act of being nosey
Example: "Here lads, we head into town for a bit of a gawk?"
Another name for Hayes Hotel (used with affection)
Example: "Will we go to Hayes bejaysus on Saturday?"
*I understand some of these are not exclusive to Tipperary due to the young population spreading their wings and heading to far off counties for college and sharing the Tipperary language, however I can confirm they are all used on a regular basis throughout the fair county.
Did we leave out any major ones? Tell us any Tipperary phrases we might have forgotten in the comments.