Terminology

On this page I will put new/different terminology I learn while I am here! My American Midwest terminology first, then the Irish word for it next. The reason I add Midwest is because the US has many different terminologies as well based on where you live. Like I call it a creek, but someone from farther south will call it a crick.

MY AMERICAN MIDWEST WAY – THE IRISH WAY

  • Aluminum – aluminium
  • Awesome – deadly
  • Awful and smelly – Manky
  • Bachelor party – Stag party
  • Bachelorette party – Hen party
  • Backpack – school bag
  • Bandaid – plaster
  • Be quiet – whist
  • Being a stinker – being bold
  • Bed blankets – duvet, quilt
  • Bottom/butt – bum
  • Car boot – clamp
  • Chips – crisps
  • Cigarette – fag
  • Cleats – soccer boots
  • Creek – stream
  • Dish soap – washing up liquid
  • Disreputable – dodgy
  • Eraser – rubber
  • Fries – chips, or wedges if thick potato slices
  • Funny – gas
  • Gas – petrol
  • Gas station – filling station or petrol station
  • Gummy (bears, etc) – jellies
  • Having fun – banter
  • Hook up – meeting someone
  • Kickball – rounders
  • Kiss – shift, meet
  • Knats – midgie
  • Lady bug – lady bird
  • Liquor store – off-license
  • Mail – post
  • Mall – shopping center
  • Mouth – gob
  • Men’s toilet – the Gents
  • Nanny – minder
  • Not good – gammy
  • Okay – grand
  • Pacifier – doddie
  • Pants (non jeans) – trousers
  • Parking lot/garage – car park
  • Pickle – gherkin
  • Primp – preen
  • Sandwich – sambo
  • Shopping cart – trolley
  • Shrimp – prawns
  • Small – wee
  • Speak angrily – givin out
  • Stroller – buggy, pram
  • Sweater – jumper
  • Sweatpants – track suit bottoms
  • Sunscreen – sun cream
  • Trailer – caravan
  • Trunk (car) – boot
  • Underwear – also called pants
  • Very bad – desperate
  • Windshield – windscreen

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