We have our own language down here.
One of the best things about being from Cork is that we have a unique understanding of the local lingo, which comes in handy when you’ve been haunted by catching the last bus or someone’s been scanty with the portions at the chipper.
Now Cork Twitter users have been sharing the best Cork-isms, making for a hilarious read – and a handy explainer if you’re new in town.
Local artist Jason O’Gorman kicked things off by asking: ‘Name some things you couldn’t possibly say outside Cork?’ and adding the first example: “You look massive in that dress”.
Here are 13 of our favourite replies:
“That dinner was handsome.”
“I heard you’re doing a line.”
“Your baby is an old slob” has never landed well outside of Cork… “it’s a good thing I promise!”
“I’m allergic to it!”
“We were haunted with the weather.”
That dinner was handsome
— Declanhamill (@dechamcork) September 1, 2022
“Yer man got a bazzer and he’s only septic.”
“The place was jointed.”
“Yer wan is a ferocious lasher”
“I went on a jag but I got a 50”
“A touch of the “lapsy-pa” covers a multitude of ailments.”
“He’s the bulb off him! (He looks like him)”
“Crabbit, hard to explain, maybe cute in an old-fashioned way!”