Wed. Jan 27th, 2021



A 10 year study carried out by Queen’s University Belfast has discovered that the best come back in an argument for Newry residents is still ‘Aye, Your Ma’ we can reveal.

Even with the progression of the English vocabulary in the past 25 years, the old tried and tested ‘Aye, Your Ma’ can still deliver a beautiful verbal slap in the jaw during a slagging match.


We spoke with one Newry man who told us:

“The terminology ‘Aye, your Ma’ is something that I have been using since around 1990 and I will continue to use until my dying day. There is a certain beauty in the delivery of the insult that makes it ones quintessential ‘go to’ slagging term when you’ve nothing better to come back with.”

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