We’d Murder a Pint!

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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)