[ Activities ]
everyday and otherwise
This section will help you with everyday activities. If you don't
know what everyday activities are, that's ok, we will show you how
to do them!
Most people in Northern Ireland use, at most, 5 different types of
The Butchers - for sausages and various meats
The Corner Shop - for bread, milk, etc
The Chip Shop - for dinner
The Police Station - for enquiries and various things
The Library - for the acquisition of books
Rarely will Northern Irish folk use other types of "shap".
Bars are not included on the list, as there is at least two on every
Below is a picture of a typical Northern Irish community. It is
based on the infamous Ballyborin. In Ballyborin there is 5 shops.
Their names are in Northern Irish, and what you have to do is match
up the proper English to the Northern Irish.
Award yourself one point for each correct
answer. Answers are at the bottom of the page.
If you scored 5: Wow! You are really good at this! There is a
future for you and your talent!
If you scored 4: Not as good as above, but a few hours
practice might get that extra point. Well Done!
If you scored 3: Quite good. Not bad. Not brilliant.
If you scored 2: Real hard work needs to be done if you are
to continue learning Northern Irish. And sharpish too.
If you scored 1: I'm afraid we have no time for time
wasters. If you are not going to bother learning, we don't need
people like you holding back the folk with natural talent.
Now that you can find shops for yourself, lets move on to using
Go into the chipper and wait in the queue and the sweltering heat. A
local from behind the counter will say something like:
"Bout Ye....Waat cana git ye?"
You'd better reply at this point:
"A Chip Buttie."
Then you will hear the true nature of the local:
"Sawndra!! Anoller chibuddy fer yer mawn ler."
All you have to do now is try to bear the heat and pay when your
food is presented to you. Your Chip Maid will now douse your chips
with vinegar, and a heart attacks worth of salt. The chips will be
so hot, the vinegar immediately turns to steam. This steam may cause
permanent blindness, so leave as soon as you can.
Lybree - The Library
Buttchurz - The Butchers
Shap - The Corner Shop
Chipper - The Chip Shop
Cap Shap - The Police Station