Swearing is one of the best ways to express yourself, but sometimes, for unknown reasons, it's not acceptable...
But that doesn't stop the Irish people.
We have a million different ways to tell someone to ahem, feck off, without saying the actual "bad" words.
So if an Irish person ever utters any of these phrases to you, you know exactly what they're saying.
1. I will, yeah
I will never do what you just asked me. At least, not for the foreseeable future.
2. G'way out of that
Not happening, bud.
3. Get stuffed
You heard me.
4. I will in me bollocks
If you could hear the things I'm saying in my head ...
5. Go do one
6. You must be taking the piss
Most often said with a tone of disbelief, because you can't believe the fuckery you are dealing with right now.
Saying sorry is second nature to us Irish, but when it's said as a question you know you're in trouble.
8. G'luck to ya
I'm finished with you, bye bye.
Said with a laugh and an intake of breath.
10. You're grand, thanks
I would rather do anything else than what you just asked me, love.
11. Cop on
How are you being so stupid?
12. Take a hike
You're not worth my time.
13. Feck off
We so badly want to say something else, but we don't want to come across as harsh.
14. I'll get back to you on that
I will never get back to you on that.
15. Gerrup out of that
You'll hear this in Dublin most often, and if you do, you know what they mean.
16. Would ya stop
Seriously, stop. End this conversation.