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Wedding couple create handy guide translating ‘Irish English’ to ‘American English’

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Wedding couple create handy guide translating ‘Irish English’ to ‘American English’

When an American man married an Irish lady in Ireland in 2017, the happy couple made sure they were prepared for everything.

That included making sure that the American guests who made the long journey would be able to understand everything that was being said.

Of course, with English being the common language between the two countries, the New Yorkers would be able to get the gist of most of what was being said.

Bride and groom create a list of Irish English to American English translations for their wedding guests

However, there are a number of Irish-isms that would probably leave most Americans totally baffled.

Tipperary bride Patricia and her New Yorker husband Kyle were on the ball and came up with a handy list of common Irish phrases and translated them into ‘American English’.

It included some great translations such as ‘Jaysus that speech was gas, he was absolutely brilliant. What a legend!’ – which becomes ‘Omg that speech was sweet, he crushed it. So Epic!!’.

Take a look at the guide below.

How well do you know your Irish slang? Take our quiz to find out.

If that was a bit too easy, check out our Irish slang quiz Volume two.

Married a Tipp girl yesterday (I’m from New York) and we had this guide to help the guests


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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling