The Feckin' Book of Everything Irish: A Gansey-Load of Deadly Craic for Cute Hoors and Bowsies
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The Feckin' Book of Everything Irish: A Gansey-Load of Deadly Craic for Cute Hoors and Bowsies

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by Colin Murphy, Donal O'Dea
     
 
Sure, you have a soft spot in your heart for the Emerald Isle: you drink your Guinness fresh-pulled and tepid, you wear the green on St. Patrick's Day, and you get all choked up when you hear the chorus of "Danny Boy." But there's more to Irish culture than just shamrocks and leprechauns and getting bullixed and acting like a eejit on St. Paddie's Day. If you're

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Sure, you have a soft spot in your heart for the Emerald Isle: you drink your Guinness fresh-pulled and tepid, you wear the green on St. Patrick's Day, and you get all choked up when you hear the chorus of "Danny Boy." But there's more to Irish culture than just shamrocks and leprechauns and getting bullixed and acting like a eejit on St. Paddie's Day. If you're ready to expand your knowledge and take the next step to becoming a 100 percent, bona-fide Irish person, then this is the book for you, boyo.

The Feckin' Book of Everything Irish is a rollicking, no-holds-barred tour of genuine Irish culture as experienced through its music and food and, especially, its unique way with words. The four chapters in this book are veritably heavin' with Irish slang worlds and phrases, quotes by famous Irish wits, rousing Irish songs for your next hooley, and authentic recipes that'll make yer oul' wan proud. We've also included a brief history of sex and love in Ireland, which goes a long way toward explaining why the Irish have such a feckin' wicked sense of humor.

So don't just stand there like a cow looking over a whitewashed wall, get to readin'! You'll be arseways with laughter in no time.

Colin Murphy is the co-author of a series of seven successful books on aspects of Irish culture, and, as someone with a head like a lump of wet turf, is well versed in the vast range of expressions and slang words used the length and breadth of Ireland. He has great experience with Irish food, as he's been eating it since the day he was born, and he knows the lyrics of hundreds of Irish tunes backwards. In fact, when he sings them, it sounds like he's singing them backwards, too. He is fascinated with the study of sex in the middle ages, as he's in his forties himself. He works in the advertising industry, where he has developed a powerful reputation as someone who'd lick drink off a scabby leg. He is married to a fine bit of stuff and has two little gurriers who'd put the heart crossways in ye.

Donal O'Dea is also the co-author of a series of seven successful books on Irish culture. He is regularly as sick as a plane to Lourdes, mainly because he has a great lip for the stout. He, too, works as an artist in advertising, though to his colleagues he's only a doss artist. He considers himself an expert on many aspects of Irish culture—music, food, sex and love, expressions, getting plastered, getting fluthered, getting paralytic, getting ossified, and getting langered. He's also a Dub and his missus is completely savage. He's got two snappers and a little bucko, and whenever he gets a night's sleep, he dreams of living the life of Reilly, throwin' shapes, and going on all-day sessions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760782194
Publisher:
Fall River Press
Publication date:
08/25/2006
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
32,742
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.02(d)

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The Feckin' Book of Everything Irish: A Gansey-Load of Deadly Craic for Cute Hoors and Bowsies 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It will have you rolling on the ground with laughter. You should definitely read this even if you aren't Irish
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is probably the most entertaining I've ever read that doesn't have a story baseline or anything related to a story. Great to share with friends!
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BillyR More than 1 year ago
If there is anything you want to know about the Irish living in the "Old Sod" this is the book for you. Organized alphabethically, this highly entertaining dictionary of things Irish is probably the best source for learning about Ireland and its people
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PJK More than 1 year ago
Family and friends have more than enjoyed this book. After buying one copy I had to buy 7 others for family and friends. All have been amused and amazed by the information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have family that originates from Ireland, they will absolutely love this book. I got the book for my parents, who are both from Ireland, and it was laugh out loud funny! Not for the younger reader though!
Claricey More than 1 year ago
This turned out to be a hit for my father in law as a stocking stuffer! He got a big laugh out of it, of course he is Irish!! It is very cute and funny-highly recommended for the person who has everything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my Irish husband for Christmas. He loves it! This is a great gift book for all your Irish (or Irish at heart) friends!
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Kahlara More than 1 year ago
A fun read and very entertaining. We use this book on a regular basis as it also includes some great recipes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting. Made me laugh out loud. Being of Irish heritage, I found it useful.
SpoiledArmyWifey More than 1 year ago
A book of laughs... If you love anything Irish, or would like to Travel to Ireland.. read this book.. youll pick up slang and understand the natives a little more.. It will definately spark your intrest..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! It was a fun way to learn about my heritage, as well as a great way to start enjoyable conversations with friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the funniest book on Irish culture ever published. It has a dictionary of Irish slang to help translate bizarre sounding phrases that mean such funny things, a history of sex and love in Ireland (did you know condoms were banned until 1985????), words to lots of Irish songs, and a bunch of Irish recipes. This is great for anyone who is Irish, or anyone who likes laugh!