Although Gaelic is the official language of Ireland, English is the secondary language and the most frequently spoken language. So, although English is my primary language and the primary spoken language in Ireland I am still confused on a daily basis (usually). It is amazing how much the English language differs in Europe and Ireland. You should see my face when the conversation goes south and I’m trying to keep up, it’s not a good look. I’m apologizing now to all my Irish friends.
This is just a taste of what we have encountered on this side of the world:
|Irish/European English||American English|
|Happy Christmas||Merry Christmas|
|Carrot Batons||Carrot Sticks|
|Kit||Uniform and Gear|
|Gum Shield||Mouth Guard|
|Joint Writing||Cursive Writing|
|Hard Luck||Darn It|
Hugs and love,
Have you heard any words in your travels that made you think twice? Please leave a comment below and we can compare notes.