Examples

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Expression

Possible Meaning

"Story, bud?" "Good afternoon, fellow Dubliner, and how are you this fine day?"
"Here, Anto, look at dah, it's a fookin' red sun!" "What a lovely panorama, the rich reds of the sunset, mingling with the azure of the Atlantic Ocean, combining to form the entire beauty of all creation in one calm view!"
"What? Her? She's beat!" "Pardon me? That aforementioned lady? Her aesthetic values are somewhat dubious"
 "Where the fook's me smokes? Lads, which of yis fookin cunts stole me fookin' smokes?" "Excuse me, chaps, I seem to have mislaid my cigarettes. Would you have any idea as to the location of the aforesaid items?"
"I do in me bollix" "I certainly do not"
"I will in me bollix!" "I'm afraid that proposition is unacceptable to me and my associates."
"Gerr up ta fook ya bollix ya" "Sir, you jest!"
"Ask me arse" "I will not comply with your request."
"Wot da fook?" "I am terribly sorry, good sir, but I did not catch that. Please would you be so kind as to repeat your question? What exactly do you mean by 'ask my arse?" Furthermore, I do not understand your motivation in answering a simple yes or no question with such an elongated reply"
"Got any odds on ya bud?" "Sir, might I be so bold as to request some spare coinage from you?"
"Gerrup da yard!"  "I have serious reservations as to the validity of your previous comment, I am afraid to say."
"Here bud, got a smoke?" "Excuse me, my friend, but i have misplaced my cigar, and am suffering from withdrawal symptoms. Dare I ask you therefore, if you have a cigar (or other nicotine product) to spare?"
"Culchie fooker" "You, sir, are a poor country boy who doesn't know the way of us sophisticated big city folk"
"Gizmo woz here" "A gentleman with said moniker 'Gizmo' was in the vicinity of this wall, upon which his signature has been applied with great flourish to prove his attendance"
"Votin'? Are ya bleedin gay?" "No no no Raynard, my father told me the real issue is not that some States will not have a Commissioner from time to time, but what is the status of the Commission when there are several countries without representation on it at the same time? We should not risk that - to diminish the Commission in this way is unacceptable. It is bad for the EU to have a Commission from which several member States were not represented. It would be incapable of representing the interests of the EU as a whole, and I quite frankly believe him."
"Y'startin?!" "Good sir, you have shown such disrespect to me and my business associates, that we feel it is necessary to unsheathe our knives and cause several lacerations upon your body."
"Fook off wit yer self or I'll do ye, ye fookin bastart!" "Move along there young man, or I shall be forced to assault you, you copulating son of unmarried parents."
"See you, I'm gonna bleedin' nut the fookin head of you ya bleedin' bollox ya" "Aha you cad, I shall be propelling my forehead against the bridge of your nose for being the darn cur that you are, you young ruffian whippersnapper!"
"I fookin' claim ya, sham!" "I challenge you to a duel, good Sir."
"Hopon'im lads!" "To battle, and victory!"
"Da pigs r cumin" "It seems that the police have entered the vicinity. How unfortunate, chaps."
"Anto! Sketch!" "Anthony, you should be advised that the police are approaching and that you may want to defer your lawless act until after their departure."
"Deadly buzz" "This narcotic is certainly effective."
"Scatter, lads!" "Let us flee, chaps, for the police have been alerted as to our possession of certain controlled substances, and as such, wish to incarcerate us."
"So, me an' Tone wake up in Joxer's bleedin' garden in the Jeyes Fluid, and his mutt licking the cheddar off me bell..." "I would rather not talk about the incident in question."
"Here, Anto, look at dah, its a fookin' red sun!" "What a lovely panorama, the rich reds of the sunset, mingling with the azure of the Atlantic Ocean, combining to form the entire beauty of all creation in one calm view!"
"Fookin' claim ya, sham"! "I challenge you to a duel, good Sir."
"Anto! Sketch"! "Anthony you should be advised that the police are approaching and that you may want to defer your lawless act until after their departure."
"Does your mo'h take it up the cadbury alley or wha!"? "Does your girlfriend allow you to penetrate her anally?"
"Shit buzz" "I suspect this narcotic has been diluted with bath scouring powder or some such substance. I feel no intoxicating effects at all. What a disappointment!"
"Deadly buzz" "This narcotic is certainly effective."
"Be doggy wide, bai". "Be extremely vigilant, my dear chap."
"So, me an' Tone wake up Joxer's bleedin' garden in the Jeyes Fluid, and his mutt licking the cheddar off me bell.." "I'd rather not talk about the incident in question."
"See you, I'm gonna bleedin' nut the fookin head of you ya bleedin bollox ya" "Aha you Cad, I shall be propelling my forehead against the bridge of your nose for being the darn cur that you are!"
"Me awl wan is doin' me bleedin' head in!" "My mater is rather annoying me!
"Wot da fook?" "I am terribly sorry good sir but I did not catch that. would you be so kind as to repeat your question?"
"Got any odds on ya bud " "Sir, might I be so bold as to request some spare coinage from you.
"Y'startin?!" Good sir, you have shown such disrespect to me and my business associates, that we feel it is necessary to unsheathe our knives and cause several lacerations upon your body.
"Wanker!" "I put it to you that you are in the habit of pleasuring yourself."
"Goin' down the pub for a few scoops, Jonno?" "Would you like to join us to wet your whistle at the local public house, Jonathan?"
"Ya fookin' tosspot ya!" "I put it to you that other people masturbate over you, as they would a toilet or possibly their sister's cornflakes."
"I'll fookin batter ya" "I shall inflict pain and damage onto your person"
"Here bud, got a smoke?" "Excuse me, my friend, but i have misplaced my cigar, and am suffering from withdrawal symptoms. Dare I ask you therefore, if you have a cigar (or other nicotine product) to spare?"
"She's well fit she is!" "I'm terribly attracted to this fine specimen of a women & further more would wish to ask does she have an interest in sodomy"
"Yer reckin me bleedin buzz "At this moment in time, I find my mental state, to be most unstable. This being a consequential reaction to your unwarranted verbal outburst. Sir."
"Don't I roide ye and buy ya chips?" "Dearest, how COULD you suggest I don't harbour deep and passionate feelings of love for you."
"Got any gear, bud?" "Excuse me, sir. I appear to have mislaid my syringe and needles while in the playground earlier. Could I please borrow yours?"
"S'jackanory? "How goes it, my good man?"
"Jaysis lads, look at the funbags on her!" "I say, those are some rather marvellous mammaries that that fine specimen of woman has!"
   
   

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Most recent version 13-Dec-2006
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