The world famous Causeway Coast and Glens of Antrim are areas full of interesting history and character – as well as some of our most unique phrases.
The area has plenty of unique words and phrases familiar to folk the length and breadth of the spectacular north coast from Greysteel to the Glens of Antrim.
Language is constantly evolving through the years but we’ve picked 16 ‘wheeker’ (remember that one?) words and phrases that we can call our own.
SLEEKIT - adjective meaning sly or cunning. "That's boy there's as sleekit as a fox' Photo: Pixabay
FOUNDERED - adjective meaning 'feeling very cold'. "I took a dander round the Diamond there and I'm foundered now" Photo: Google maps
WHEEN - noun meaning a quantity, a number. "Gie us a wheen o' them sweeties". Often combined with 'brave' for added effect. "There was a brave wheen o' folk down at that concert in Limavady" Photo: Causeway Coast and Glens Council
4. HOUL YER WHISHT
HOUL YER WHISHT - an instruction advising another to stop talking. "Houl yer whisht, I can't hear myself think". Can also have the connotation of informing another person that you know exactly what they are talking about and that you agree. "The price of petrol is going through the roof? Ach houl yer whisht!" Photo: PIxabay