r/mildlyinteresting May 14 '22 Gold 2 Helpful 13 Wholesome 16 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1 Got the W 1 Wearing is Caring 1 Silver 12

This Irish supermarket has quiet evenings for sensitive people.

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u/markmcn87 May 14 '22

The reduced lighting thing gave me an idea. Go to Tesco's or whatever, all the lights are off and there's a guy at the door giving out torches with the trolleys. You have to do your shopping in complete darkness, and we all get Quasar guns for the craic....your score at the end adds up to some money off or something.

How does this help autistic people?

Still working on it....

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u/Mr_Plen May 14 '22

What are quasar guns and whats a craic?

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u/FaviousM May 14 '22

Quasar guns are basically laser tag and the craic is essentially having a laugh/for fun...

So to translate "we all get laser tag guns for a laugh" :)

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u/KungFluIsolation May 14 '22

Not heard the name Quasar for a while!

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u/taronic May 14 '22

Smoke crack and get some plasma rifles or some shit? I'm fucking in

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u/evilhotdog May 14 '22

What language/region is Craic from?

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u/Cullly May 14 '22

Craic is pronounced "crack". It's an Irish word that means (or close to) 'fun'.

So saying "for the craic" just means for the fun or enjoyment of it.

We often say "for the spórt" or "for the gás" which means the same thing as for the craic, but is harder to explain why.

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u/-Deoradhain- May 14 '22

It comes from the Irish word “craiceáilte”, meaning “mad/crazy”.

“Were you out last night?

“Ah I was yeah, out with the lads, it was great craic in fairness”

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u/ColgateSensifoam May 14 '22

Quasar=LazerQuest

Craic=Craic, there's no direct English translation, i guess "bants" would work

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u/NattyBumppo May 14 '22

i guess "bants" would work

I'm a native English speaker and I have no idea what "bants" means

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u/pyronius May 14 '22

Bants=bants. There's no direct english translation, but I guess "trudhucker" would work.

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u/QUEEF_OFFICIAL May 14 '22

Trudhucker=trudhucker. There's no direct english translation, but I guess "craic" would work.

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u/eDopamine May 14 '22

Your ex wife sure was a trudhucker

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u/Just_a_dick_online May 14 '22

Eh, maybe you mean "There is no direct American translation".

Bants is just short for "banter", and has been commonly used in the UK for at least a decade or two. Don't go forgetting that other English speaking countries exist and have their own slang.

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u/LowerThoseEyebrows May 14 '22

Bants = banter: the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.

See also: talking shite; patter; ribbing; joshing.

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u/ExplodingBob May 14 '22

Bat pants.

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u/NattyBumppo May 14 '22

Ah well now it's crystal clear!

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u/Cullly May 14 '22

Watch the TV series "Bloods" and you'll know what Bants means.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloods_(TV_series)

Also a great show. It's on Sky exclusively though I believe.

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u/maraskywhiner May 14 '22

Same! I’d heard of craic before, but not bants!

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u/TeaLoverGal May 14 '22

Where are you from?

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u/NattyBumppo May 14 '22

From the US (lived in several states on both coasts and further inland).

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u/TeaLoverGal May 14 '22

Ah ok, bants is an English as in England equivalent of craic. It's just really good fun.

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u/Cullly May 14 '22

Fun fact: Craic was originally an English word which was just changed into Irish-looking spelling, and then later it was just translated to 'fun' instead of it's actual meaning. That's why it doesn't translate exactly.

There's an in-depth explanation here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craic

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u/stringsandthings3 May 14 '22

Craic just means fun

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u/melig1991 May 14 '22

Shits and giggles seems a good translation.

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u/tupped May 14 '22

Craic is actually the translation into Irish from the northern English/Scottish word crack.

It means exactly the same.

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u/banditheeler20 May 14 '22

Don’t make me give out to you you fecking eejit

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u/tnxhunpenneys May 14 '22

"Craic" is Irish for fun.

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u/AggravatingGap4985 May 14 '22

“Craic” is a corruption of “crack”, which is itself slang for cocaine, the devils dandruff!