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You want to speak Belfast Northern Irish so you do?

With St. Patrick's Day coming up, there will be a lot of green shamrocks and leprechaun costumes being waved about, particularly here in the U.S. (where St. Patrick's Day was largely invented).

So, in honour of Ireland's patron saint, I was reminded of this little educational video, in case anybody happens to be planning on visiting my own little corner of Ireland to take part in the festivities.

It is a handy guide for learning to speak like a Belfast local, and in no time at all you'll blend in while you are there so you will.

If you want to learn how to speak like Norn Iron so you do, but you learn better visually, the Daily Mirror has provided a handy guide to a number of phrases you can learn by heart, or print off to keep in your pocket for when they may come in handy.

I have put the two most basic and useful Northern Irish greetings below, with the rest to be found here (complete with translations).