NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A BIG FECKIN' IRISH BOOK

Jammers with insults, proverbs, family names, trivia, slang

Written by
Colin Murphy
and
Donal O'Dea
Now That's What I Call A Big Feckin' Irish Book

Do you know your “Doss Artists” from your “Doxies?” Want to give someone a piece of your mind with a wicked insult like, “You’re as useful as an ashtray in a force-10 gale?” Get readin’ this book or you’ll be in rag order!

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Hardback:
288 pages
Size:
190x125 mm
ISBN:
9781847172518
Category Humour
Series The Feckin' Collection

Do you know your “Doss Artists” from your “Doxies?” Want to give someone a piece of your mind with a wicked insult like, “You’re as useful as an ashtray in a force-10 gale?”

Find all that and more in this riotous, fascinating guide to Irish culture.

It includes:

  • Twenty-five of the most popular Irish surnames: where they originated, what they mean, and all that oul’ blarney
  • Enough Irish slang to pepper your conversations with and impress your friends
  • Tried and tested Irish insults that are as wicked as they are craic
  • A gansey-load of fascinating facts and interestingIrish trivia
There is even a chapter filled with age-old Irish proverbs that will ensure you’ll never be short of a few wise words. Get reading or you’ll be in rag order!

Colin Murphy is the author of The Most Famous Irish People You’ve Never Heard Of and co-author of the bestselling ‘Feckin’ collection (The O’Brien Press). His début historical novel Boycott (Brandon) was published in 2012 to great acclaim. 

Donal O'Dea is a senior Art Director at one of Ireland’s leading advertising agencies.

This is the fifteenth title in the O’Brien ‘Feckin’ series. This one may be regarded as the apogee of the series ... There are some genuinely funny things in it and even some useful information on history, sayings, surnames and other topics, even if the

Books Ireland

It’s brilliant! ... An all-round compendium to get you through the day.

The David Harvey Show

Even the most expert of scorn-slingers might be baffled by some of our country’s more bizarre terms of abuse. Now help is at hand with a new collection of put-downs.

Irish Sun

It’s deadly.

Sunday World
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  • The 2nd Book of Feckin' Irish Slang that'll make a holy show of the first one

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