I finished reading An Irish Country Doctor today. What an enjoyable read. The author, Patrick Taylor was born and grew up in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. The book is based on his journals of his life as a rural doctor in Ireland. The Ulster dialect is quite interesting. Some examples follow:
both legs the same length=standing about uselessly
get on one’s wick=get on one’s nerves
grand man for the pan=one who really enjoys fried food
knickers in a twist=anxiously upset
length and breadth of it=all the details
pop one’s clogs=die
boys-a-boys=expression of amazement
colloguing=chatting about trivia
heart of corn=very good natured
in soul, I do=emphatic
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I just wanted to pop in and say HI — love the sayings from the book.
I’m so glad you visited! You would really enjoy reading that book-it’s really quite delightful.
Hope to see you tomorrow!