Ireland has several national sports, including hurling, Gaelic football, camogie, begrudgery, and of course, intriguing and comical nicknames.
Every small town or village has someone in it with an odd nickname, often with a story as to how they earned it, or from oe singular event that was the talk of said town or village for years after.
Well, last night on Twitter, a few of these nicknames and stories got their rightful time in the spotlight thanks to Irish musician Mango Dassle. What's even funnier is that a few of the nicknames appeared twice, obviously pointing to the fact that Ireland itself is just one small village.
Here's a few of the best in the thread.
Lads used to play football with a guy called Enda May. Everyone called him June.
— Bobby Kilkenny (@elbobertos) November 22, 2020
Played football with a lad years ago called Bee-Bah. He had gotten knocked off his bike by an ambulance when he was a kid
— Mike Sheridan (@Immikesheridan) November 23, 2020
Fella who gets called spider because he went shopping one day and bought four pairs of jeans.
— aoife moore. (@aoifegracemoore) November 22, 2020
There is a taxi man in Ballaghdereen called Abdul and the locals have nicknamed him Abdul Abhaile
— Susan Breathnach (@Rawlikesueshe) November 22, 2020
My da had a mate called The Bishop because used to walk at a sideways angle
— Big Sickle Energy (@Selkies__) November 22, 2020
Apologies if it's already been said but the fella whose name was Wayne Bruce and so everyone called him 'ManBat'
— Stephen Jones (@1stejones) November 22, 2020
Know a guy called boomerang because he tried to move to Australia came back two months later
— Josh Van Der Crier (@JpeJpeg) November 22, 2020
Know of a fella who has one hand bigger than the other and they call him "the clock".
— Home Aleoghan (@eghnsnntt) November 22, 2020
Family down the Road have been known as ‘The Yanks’ for nearly 40 years because they went to Florida for a week in the 80’s
— Billy D (@Euros2020) November 22, 2020