26 April 2006


Can't think of a better title.

Found this when surfing this lunchtime: YouAreABert not much content yet, but hopefully he will carry on in the fine style he has started in.

Only thing is, what does he mean by "bert"? I looked at Urban Dictionary that didn't seem to clarify it nor were any of the websites that claimed to translate Northern Irish slang, although the Wiki entry did amuse me. I'm sure that I use half those phrases and it's not because I've read The Commitments or watched Father Ted, don't think they are exclusive to Ireland.

Siobhan? Stray Taoist? any ideas?


  1. Agreed - that's a top site.

  2. Nah - new one on me there, so it is. Sorry Jane

  3. Not a clue, but then I'm no ex-Bert.

  4. Ah, it comes from those behind PureDerry. Even though I lived by the river that separates Antrim from Derry, thon is a whole different place. I mean, you wouldn't touch a Derry girl, not even that one from Girls Aloud. *shudder*

    Norn Iron help doesn't have it. (And worth a read, too.)

    Beside the point. I have no idea. Ain't heard it myself. I shall ask...*goes on to t3h olD sk00l irc to ask those still stuck in the colonies*... Nope, from Donaghadee to, erm, Glenavy via all places in between, no one seems to know. I bet my mother does, though.

    (Oh, and I note no anonyymouse comments any more. And lo, my browser tells me I already have a blogger identity. That is lucky.)

  5. update

    It seems that it *might* be an abbreviated version of a slang term I did know, that of 'herbert'.

    Although that is mere conjecture.

    And now, the beer garden!

  6. Norra clue, Derry lingo escapes everyone.

    North east Ulsterish is much preferable, if you know you've landed in a shuck up to yer oxters.

  7. Boysadear, hey, I've not heard anyone saying thon in a long time. Quare geg, shem, soitisso.