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I'm sitting on the couch right now roasting winter vegetables in the oven. It's starting to smell nice. There are rutabaga (is that word plural?), carrots, and parsnips. I bought them in a winter veg mix from Tesco for about €1. I can't wait until they are mushy and I can eat lunch. In the meantime, how about another Irish vocab lesson? Here are some odds and ends that I haven't mentioned yet:

"the head on him" = will you look at him, usually said to make fun of someone
"feck" = nicer than the other one, used copiously; similar to dang vs. damn
"fanny" = lady bits--NOT the 'booty' as I originally thought
 "tea towels" = real towels that you use in the kitchen
"pants" = undies, although I can't stop saying it
"trousers" = what we Americans call pants
"kitchen towels" = paper towel rolls
 "slag" = to make fun of someone
"snog" = to kiss
"lovely" = nice
"grand" = great
"garda" = police
"till" = cash register
"brilliant" = awesome
"revise" = to study, as in revising for exams
"dear" = expensive, as in 'the vegetables I'm about to eat weren't very dear'
"tuck in" = eat/dig in, as in 'I will now tuck into these delicious smelling vegetables'
"yer man/woman" = that guy/lady over there, as in 'yer man at the till winked at me'

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