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Learn the Local Slang

Learn the Local Slang


If you've already booked a luxury room at one of the premier hotels in Meath and are looking for a taste of local culture, cuisine and hospitality, there are a multitude of places to visit in and around the area. In addition to the ancient historical sites that inspire wonder in travellers all year round, there is also a colourful local atmosphere that one can only truly understand if they've been immersed in it. To prepare you before you visit, here's a look at some of the local slang you might encounter while touring. Taken from with Meath selected as the county of choice, some of the phrases that were most popular include:

1. Howler - This is used to describe either a really good night or a really bad night out, as in 'last night was a howler!'

2. Horrid Buck - This is the term used to describe a huge surprise. 'My husband got a horrid buck when I told him I'd booked luxury hotel accommodation for our anniversary.'

3. The Fear - Something that you'll definitely utter if you try to keep up with the locals at the pub, as it refers to the feeling you get after a few wild nights. 'I've got the fear after all the nights we've been having, so I'm staying in tonight'.

4. Horrid Well - Don't be confused if someone tells you you're looking horrid well, as it means you're looking great. 'You're looking horrid well today, is that a new coat?'

5. How's she cuttin! - This is a casual greeting which is related to hedge clippers and whether they're sharp or blunt etc. 'Hey, how's she cuttin!'

These are just a few of the phrases that you're likely to hear along the way, with hundreds more thrown in here and there for good measure - just to make sure tourists have absolutely no idea what we're saying! Choose one of our luxury holiday villa in Meath as your base and ask about the best local spots so you can put your slang to good use.