Ned Carlson (Chicago): "Did you hear about the Irishman who walked out of a pub?"
"No, I haven't"
"I haven't either!"
Steven Derbyshire (Edgesworthtown County Longford):
Capering = to go out dallying with the opposite sex whether married or not!
Michael Mac Fheorais (Dublin):
Caught rapid = caught red handed.
Well tickle me tits til Friday! = it is no big deal
yoke = can refer to any item as in "pass me that yoke there", "thingymajig" is the Scottish equivalent. A yoke is not a lad.
S/he's on fire = he's doing really well. usually refers to a particular job at hand and not at life in general.abha, clare and Olivia (London): savage = good looking, attractive, (not a monster)
Michael Mac Fheorais (Ireland):I wouldn't have it kicked after me = I wouldn't want that that at all, especially if it was implied I actually wanted it. E.g. "John told me you wanted a double brested suit". Reply "I certaintly did not, I wouldn't have it kicked after me". Only ever heard my mother say this, I always thought it meant something like "I wouldn't have it even if you threw it at me".
Chris Bombardier (USA):I'll be there in three shakes of a dead lambs tail = (I'm not sure if that is fast or slow, my mother used to say this.)
John Ryan (Dublin): (s)he is a peculiar genius = a quare fella, eccentric or idiot
Chris O'Dania (W Texas): It's come a gully-washer! = It's raining to beat the dickens; it's raining in torrents
Anon (Kerry via Ohio!): ye shitepokes = good-for-nothings [typically said to her children by a woman]
Maggie (Dublin): he didn't lick it off the stones = someone's behaviour, whether good or bad, is inherited or taught to them by their family.
Chris O'Dania (Texas):
The first time you get kicked by a mule, it's the mule's fault.... The next time, it's YOUR fault!
EXPLANATION OF SAYINGS (continued)