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    8 Colorful Irish Slang Terms

    1. Duck-house Door – a very thick slice of bread
    2. Duck’s meat – mucus found in the eyes during sleep
    3. Jook-Halter – one who has narrowly escaped hanging
    4. Potato trap – mouth
    5. Leather head – someone who is stupid
    6. Bumbee work- nonsense
    7. Read lead – lunchroom sausage
    8. Turnip-snagger – rural dweller

    Terms and definition from Slanguage: A Dictionary of Slang and Colliquial English in Ireland by Bernard Share (Gill and Macmillan, 1997).

    Appeared in The Word Lover’s Book of Lists compiled by Louis Phillips.

    Published on Mar 17, 2016


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