Quiz: How Well do you Know Your Irish Slang?
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How Well do you Know Your Irish Slang?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

Slainte, you lovers of all things Celtic! The magical island of Ireland has spawned generations of mystical legends and lore, and not a little lingo. How much do you know about Irish slang?

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What would you do with the "telly"?
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If your little Irish child does well on a school assignment, what might you say?
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If something is "brilliant," it is _____.
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What does it mean if your best mate got "topped"?
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If you're a tourist with a camera in Ireland, you'll definitely take some _____.
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True or false, if you have a child, do you want her to be a "spalpeen"?
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In Ireland, what is "craic"?
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In Ireland, what does it mean if someone says, "slainte"?
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If your significant other has a bad day and needs to vent about it, he's going to do what?
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If you want someone to listen to you, you might say what?
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If someone drinks too much at the local tavern, he is _____.
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The word "right" is often used to express what, exactly?
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What's it mean if someone asks you, "How are you keeping"?
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What's another way to ask someone how they are doing?
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In Ireland, what would you put in the "skip"?
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If someone is feeling "gutted," how are they doing?
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If your tractor is "banjaxed," what is it?
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What does it mean if someone is "not the full shilling"?
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What would you do with "drisheen"?
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What's slang for the men's restroom?
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If the craic takes a sour turn and people get angry, they might end up in what?
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If you're going to "kip," what are you going to do?
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