It is currently Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:11 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 
 Post subject: JIG!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:24 pm
Posts: 87
The jig, "Up Ya Boya" Is this some Irish slang? Rude?

_________________
A moment of carelessness, a lifetime of regret.
A lifetime of carelessness, a moment of regret.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: JIG!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:27 pm 
Offline
Moderatorer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2002 6:00 pm
Posts: 34777
Location: Minneapolis
Copied the topic to the ITM Forum. Might get some input there, too.

An entry in Yahoo! Answers suggests that "its an irish saying basically meaning well done and go on ya good thing".

_________________
"Time is the wisest counselor of all." - Pericles

"I remain not entirely convinced of it." - Nano


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: JIG!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:54 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:21 pm
Posts: 12609
Location: Unimportant island off the great mainland of Europe
Michael w6 wrote:
The jig, "Up Ya Boya" Is this some Irish slang? Rude?

It's a funny thing, but to me it seems like one of those commonplace phrases that one never thinks about, because you hear it so often, in pubs and stuff.

It means what Nano says. Nothing rude about it. Quite the opposite.

_________________
"Only connect!"

https://youtu.be/ezbWVysJAOY
https://tapm.bandcamp.com/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: JIG!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:06 pm 
Offline
Moderatorer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2002 6:00 pm
Posts: 34777
Location: Minneapolis
I believe it is also more formally rendered "Up ye boyo."

benhall.1 wrote:
It's a funny thing, but to me it seems like one of those commonplace phrases that one never thinks about, because you hear it so often, in pubs and stuff.

Not in Minnesota. :lol:

But if I did hear it, I would have interpreted it in a positive light (and this was my first time). It probably takes a bit of familiarity, though, or at least contact, with Irish vernacularizationismicalities; in Irish parlance, "Up [insert your favorite cause here]" is commonly a cry of support, "up" here being more akin to "elevate". But to be on the safe side, I used another source rather than my intuition on this one. Turns out I'd guessed right.

Chiff & Fipple: Come for the whistles; stay for the patois.

_________________
"Time is the wisest counselor of all." - Pericles

"I remain not entirely convinced of it." - Nano


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: JIG!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2003 1:21 am
Posts: 1401
Location: Behind the anthracite and shale curtain.
Nanohedron wrote:
"Up [insert your favorite cause here]" is commonly a cry of support, "up" here being more akin to "elevate". But to be on the safe side, I used another source rather than my intuition on this one. Turns out I'd guessed right.

Another example is the tune title, “Up Sligo!”
and the still uncomposed, “Up Down!”.
https://youtu.be/RYALg3cxubc

_________________
Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love.
Love is not music. Music is the best.
- Frank Zappa


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
[ Time : 0.097s | 11 Queries | GZIP : On ]
(dh)