Ah, the charm of the Irish. They're a chipper bunch, our friends from across the water. They love the "craic" and suggest that you "use your noodle". You'd have a friend for life in the Irish - if only you could understand what the heck they were talking about. You've got your Roddy Doyles and your Mauve Binchys, your Samuel Becketts and your James Joyces. There's a poetic, lyrical nature to the Irish - they love their drink, they love their music, they love their food. They're a hedonistic bunch. And you can join them. If you could only follow what they're saying. Well, now you can. You can thank us later.