Quiz: Irish Slang Quiz
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Irish Slang Quiz
By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

Just like most countries around the world, the Irish have their own slang. The people of Ireland use it to communicate informally with each other or when being proper just gets a bit boring. And because this country is so close to England and Wales, they tend to use some of the same words, even if the spelling may be a bit different. And we would like to see how much you know, in this quiz. 

If you know a few words because you lived there, if you have Irish friends or family or if you're a fan of Irish culture, there are more than a few words and phrases you should know, and we'll ask you about them in our questions. What we'll do is give you a phrase, saying or word and ask you what it means. And the answer could be anything: a compliment, an insult, an action or even a place. It'll be your job to sift through your memory of all things Irish to try to correctly guess what it means. If you can do this enough times, you'll be able to pass this quiz. 

So, if that's something you're interested in doing, it's time to craic on with these questions. 

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If an Irish person says your "noodle" what are they saying about you?
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A word that is also used by the English, what does "craic" mean?
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What does it mean to be "knackered"?
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If something is "hatchet," what does that mean?
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Do you know what a "stook" is?
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If you're "olaginin," what are you doing?
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To be "langered" is to be what?
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What is someone saying if they tell you they'll "batter ya"?
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If you heard "She's peeled," what do you think is being said?
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What comes to mind when you see the word "drobes"?
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If a friend is "taking the piss," what are they doing?
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What does it mean to be "on the lash"?
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If someone calls you a "muppet," what are they calling you?
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If someone you don't like says "hop on" to you, what are they saying?
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If an Irish person says the phrase "dirty tooth," what exactly are they saying?
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If the exclamation "what a ride!" is made, what do you think is being said?
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What does the term "wanker" mean?
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If someone called you "mad as a box of frogs," what are they saying about you?
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If you're "acting the maggot," what are you doing?
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What is the phrase "like a blind cobbler's thumb" mean?
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If something is "in tatters," what does that mean?
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If someone is "plugged," what are they?
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If you're "snogging" someone, what are you doing to them?
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If someone is "rumbly," what does that mean?
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If you're "clean on," what are you?
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What in the world is a "Rale Bulgarian"?
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What is meant by the Irish phrase "biscuits to a bear"?
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What does it mean to be "doin a number" on something?
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