How Well Do You Know Irish Slang? | QuizPug

How Well Do You Know Irish Slang?

Many people all over the world have some good old Irish blood in them – do you? Either way, have you ever been curious how much Irish slang do you know? Take our quiz to find out!

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What does "acting the maggot" mean?
being gross
playing around
running away

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What does "blather" mean?
scream
talk
cry

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What does "gaff" mean?
bar
city
house

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What is a "sham"?
a friend
an enemy
a parent

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What does "gowl" mean?
stupid person
afraid
scare someone away

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What does "manky" mean?
friendly
broken
soiled

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What is a "nappy"?
plant
diaper
pillow

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What does "plastered" mean?
to be very drunk
to be extremely afraid
to be beaten up

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What does "Donkey's years" mean?
in a little while
a person's age
for a very long time

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What does "bunk off" mean?
pass out drunk
skip school
throw a punch

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If you call someone "waster," what are you calling them?
attractive
useless
chubby

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What does "savage" mean?
brilliant
beautiful
aware

C+, Ill-Suited To Be Irish

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Well, maybe being Irish isn't for you. Irish culture is super important to the Irish people, and their slang tends to come along with that. No one is a lost cause of course - with a lot of studying, maybe you can turn things around!

B+, Irish Educated

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Well, you missed some of the really tough pieces of slang here, but you got a majority of the easy ones down! You know your stuff when it comes to Irish slang, and you have a ton of potential - you just gotta study up a little bit more to be considered an expert!

A+, Irish Expert

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Right!
You know your Irish slang pretty darn well! You could hang with the best of them in real Irish pubs - at least as far as language goes! Maybe you have some strong Irish heritage and you've done your research, or you just really like Ireland, but either way - great job!
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1
What does "acting the maggot" mean?
being gross
playing around
running away
2
What does "blather" mean?
scream
talk
cry
3
What does "gaff" mean?
bar
city
house
4
What is a "sham"?
a friend
an enemy
a parent
5
What does "gowl" mean?
stupid person
afraid
scare someone away
6
What does "manky" mean?
friendly
broken
soiled
7
What is a "nappy"?
plant
diaper
pillow
8
What does "plastered" mean?
to be very drunk
to be extremely afraid
to be beaten up
9
What does "Donkey's years" mean?
in a little while
a person's age
for a very long time
10
What does "bunk off" mean?
pass out drunk
skip school
throw a punch
11
If you call someone "waster," what are you calling them?
attractive
useless
chubby
12
What does "savage" mean?
brilliant
beautiful
aware

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