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Irish weather talk



In Ireland, a comment about the weather is more than just a way to start conversation — it's the only way.


Lovely day, isn't it?


"Lovely" is not considered an effeminate term.

They're giving it good.

Sun predicted


Miserable day


Not a comment on the quality of the day itself, only the weather conditions.

Bad aul' day, isn't it?



Grand aul' stretch in the evening

Days are getting longer


Sunshower

Brief sprinkle


Soft day

Rainy


Dirty

Rainy


Bucketin'

Raining hard


Close

Humid


The Sun does be splittin' the stones

It's bright and hot.

(Relatively warm)

Gorgeous

Grand, smashing

"Yes it is, thank God"

Lashing

Pissing, pouring ...

"It'd be a lovely country if it had a roof."


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