I’ve been thinking about some of our local sayings and I think I’d quite like to gather a few before I shuffle off this mortal coil. So here’s goes with a couple of my favourite sayings that I’d love to know the orgin of! Do you know where these started or have you a favourite of your own?
1. Do you think I was born up a tree in Rosemount. (Derry usage: I’m not stupid, you know!)
2. You’re as far away as Kate Logue. (Derry usage: You are not really “with it”.)
3. Give it lilty! (Derry usage: Do your best/ come on, give it more effort. )
4. Now we’re sucking diesel! (County Derry usage: you’re doing well.)
5. You’re a buck eeejit! (Derry usage: you’re an awfully foolish person.)
6. You’re winding me up. (Derry usage: you’re taking the p**s here!)
7. Do you think I came up the Foyle in a bubble? (Derry usage: I’m not stupid, you know!)
8. “Yes.” – (Derry usage: good morning/afternoon/evening. = Belfast’s ‘bou u “)
As you’ll notice I only know the Derry meanings but I’m sure someone can put me straight on other meanings. But where did they come from? What starts them off?
Add an explanation or add an interesting saying and we’ll have a bit of a laugh.