Even English-speaking countries have their own slang and lingo. You’ll see a bunch o’ this in Lucky Me, but here’s a handy dandy cheat sheet.
–Acting the maggot: acting silly, horsing around
–Bogs: public restrooms
–Bunk off: to skip school or work
–Codding ya: joking, pulling your leg
–Culchie: what city dwellers call country folk
–Donkey’s years: a very long time
–Gobsmacked: very surprised
–Kip: a nap or a dump of a place
–Manky: dirty, disgusting, or otherwise gross and unpleasant
–Not the full shilling: not completely sane
You can read how Meghan McGlinchey’s new friends from the Emerald Isle use these and other fun Irish phases in LUCKY ME.