Saturday 18 January 2020

WATCH: Korean Billy schools his followers in the Dublin dialect and we learned a few things

Korean Billy
Korean Billy
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Korean Billy is a lover of British culture and 'various kinds of languages' and he has created a video for his followers schooling them in the Dublin dialect.

Korean Billy is Seong-Jae Kong (25), a student who lives in Seoul but spent six months studying in the UK, and he has a pretty good grasp of Dublinese from the meaning of 'craic', 'deadly' and 'banjoed'.

"Irish people usually drink a lot.  So you can see plenty of people who are 'banjoed' in Dublin," he says. "In that case just join them and get banjoed together."

We can't disagree with him there.

He also refers to 'Lee Marvin' which, as well as the American actor, is Cockney rhyming slang for 'starving'.

We're not so sure about 'package o'crips', however, which sounds like Package is the son of Crips. 

It's a new one for us here at but then again we don't get out much so maybe Billy knows more about this than we do.

The example he uses goes thus; "I'm so hungry.  Can I get a packet of crisps?" which he informs us translates to Dublineses as, "I'm Lee Marvin.  Pass me a package o'crips."

Korean Billy has previously tackled Scouse, Yorkshire and Geordie phrases including Geordie Shore favourite, "I'm ganna get mortal!"

Here's his take on Dublinese...

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