Your Hiberno-English Word For the Day

Today’s secret word is eejit. Its meaning will be pretty self-evident to any English speaker, but let’s see how it works.

American-English: Rush Limbaugh is a big, fat, idiot.

Hiberno-English: God, Jedward are a pair of awful eejits, aren’t they?

Jedward; the tone deaf eejits off X Factor. Image brought to you by The Sun.

Eejit: a word to be uttered with equal measures of passion and disgust. Just look at that eejit. God, Ben – I’m such an eejit; I put the shorts on me head!

Note: eejit is not to be confused with 鹿やろう”:

The question shouldn't be そんなの関係ねぇ - it should be, "Why does HE still matter?"

But then again, an eejit by any other name is still as deserving of a slap in the face.