More Irish language

Hoover = Vacuum (the act of vacuuming)

Fringe = Bangs

Grinds = Cramming for exams

Zimmer frame = Walker (the frame device on wheels that people use to assist their walking)

Tannoy system = Public address system

Cling film = Saran wrap

Caster = Sugar (a fine sugar that can pass through a sieve or “caster”)

Howyeh? = How are you?

Yeh = You

Yis = Y’all

Heyyis = Hi, y’all

I’m just slaggin’ yeh = I’m just teasing you

Bap = Bun (as in hamburger bun)

Homely = Homey

I’m sure there will be more…

–Cindy

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