Now if you're a writer, you know immediately the problems I am facing. For one thing, I have to write based on my memory and anything I can glean on the internet. Solution? Keep my descriptions short and sweet. Trust me, I'm good at that.
A much bigger problem is making my characters believeably Irish. You see, every society has it's own slang, and I sure as shit don't know Irish slang to save my life. What's a savvy writer to do? Why, find someone who speaks the language, of course!
That led to hitting up every friend I knew until an honest-to-God Irishman could be found. We met at a bar with my Big Guy in tow. I started out simply and asked him a few basic words like apartment (flat), idiot (eejit), and underwear (knickers).
Then we got into the hardcore stuff, and that poor man blushed to his roots. I look like a sweet librarian type, so when I start asking for the words for pussy, cock, and blow job...well...you can imagine the response.
Naturally, I had to tease the man about his embarrassment.
His response was, "Fecking Americans!"
My comeback was, "Um, Kevin, I believe you are now a citizen of these great states. That makes you one of us."
He thought about it and then gave me a huge grin. "True. The Irish will make America great again."
Ya gotta love that political Irish humor!!
Happy writing, everyone.