You might remember I did this while ago.
We were having a natter in one of the threads over on Folksy a while ago about the things we remember specific to the areas we live in and it reminded me of a few isms that those not from NI may never have heard (or may never have any use for).
But sure if only for the craic, here we go;
Yer whats itchy
Can you repeat that please, to be used when you've missed or misheard what the other person was saying.
He cudn't bate snow aff a rope
(He couldn't beat snow off a rope) Implying that he's weak or not much of a fighter.
Like two men and a wee lad
Actually I haven't a clue. I remember my grandad saying it, usually about anyone running i.e "there they go, like two men and a wee lad".
Aye, yer a big man in yer wee coat
Loudmouth, simple as.
He'd steal the eyes out of yer head and come back for yer eyebrows when his own didn't match
A chancer, we would also say he had a brass neck on him.
A face like a Lurgan spade
Used to refer to someone who looks sad. We might also say "her bake is tripping her".
As in He's mustard, meaning he's a bit of a tear away or a bit of a handful to manage.
And there's more, but I'm pretty sure that's enough for now!