Thursday, April 22, 2010
Different Type of "Crack"
In Irish, "craic" is pronounced "crack" and it means "fun".
It's also a standard greeting, as in, "Hiya ABB, how's the crack?"
It's a gauge of enjoyment, "Ahh, it was a night of savage* crack!"
And a compliment, "Oh, yah she's good crack!"
It takes a little getting used to when people ask if you want to come over for some "good crack" but I feel it slipping into my lexicon and I fear for my return to Canada and inevitable slip when I ask a colleague if they had any crack over the weekend!
* "Savage" means great.