I never really got the expression 'craic' before I arrived in Ireland. Pronounced 'crack', it made me think of workmen bending over in shorts that weren't quite high enough to cover their well you know....crack. Luckily Gillian my lovely Shamrockers tourguide explained that it means 'fun'. For example 'what's the craic?" - meaning what 'fun' are you getting up to / has been going on?'. Now craic is not limitless, it has a maximum level of 90. This means the night of your life. Now there is an exception. If something is absolutely phenomenal you can cheekily jump to 91, but I have been advised that the craic can only be 91 if you have the night of your life, meet Gerard Butler and he asks you to marry him (or insert another Irish heart throb - I still argue his habit of only talking with one side of his mouth is insanely annoying even if he is cute in P.S I Love You).
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