We’d Murder a Pint!
If you plan to be authentic this St. Patty's day and embed yourself within the Irish culture, you will need to prepare yourself for multiple pints, order up a Boxty and some Soda Bread, and have a basic understanding of Irish pub slang. Believe us, you don't want to misinterpret a real Irish bartender when he tells you, "You'll find the bog up the apples and pears." (Translation: The toilet is upstairs!)
We Beer Chicks are all about 'When in Rome' when it comes to beer traditions. When at a bowling alley, we'll drink that bowling pin-shaped Bud, while in a German biergarten, we want some leiderhosen nearby and no lemon in our Hefeweizen; and while in Irish Pubs, we want to know the proper way to order a Guinness.
Here are some of our favorite Irish terms that can apply to events at the pub. If you're feeling bold and have had a few Arthurs (see below) you may want to give one or two of these a try on Wednesday. (Please don't attempt a fake Leprachauny Irish accent. Please!)
'A pint of Arthurs' = A pint of Guinness, as in Arthur Guinness the founder
'The Black stuff' = Guinness
'A Half and Half' = Half Guinness, Half Lager
'Ask me arse' = as in 'ask my ass', a.k.a: 'shut-up'
'Away with ye' = I don't really believe you.
'I'd murder a pint' = I really want a beer
'Are ye comin' down to the local?' = are you coming to the pub?
'Craic' = drinking beer and talking shite
'Pissed', 'Polluted', 'Plastered', 'Bolloxed', 'Twisted' = wasted
'A drop' = a drink (but not actually a small drink, a regular sized drink)
'Fine bit of stuff' = a hottie
'Wagon' = ugly woman
'Jacks', 'Bog' = the toilet
'You're off your nut!' = you crazy!
'Snog' = make out (but no sex)