One Direction star Niall Horan is sport mad, and whether it’s golf, rugby, mixed-martial arts, or football – and just about anything else for that matter – he most likely watches it and/or takes part in it.
And so last night on Twitter, he wrote, “Deadly to see mullingar lad Conor smith playing for Plymouth against Liverpool at anfield.”
Obviously as Niall is from Mullingar in Ireland, he was proud to see Conor playing on the iconic pitch at Anfield…
However, his use of the word ‘deadly’ caused a spot of confusion among some of his followers, one of whom wrote simply, “@NiallOfficial deadly???”
The term is what is probably best described as Irish ‘slang’ meaning something ‘great’. It’s similar to how the word ‘sick’ is used because while in my day – fossil that I am – sick meant someone threw up. It now means something is good.
LoneSwimmer has further enlightenment about the word ‘deadly’, stating, “Rapid, massive and savage are also all very good, as are dingin’, crackin’ and the dog’s boll***s.”
So there we have it.
But a look through some more of the responses to Niall’s tweet make for either hilarious or just plain odd reading.
For instance, one Niall Horan Twitter follower wrote, “Hi, I love you, please eat all your veggies son.”
Another commented, “I’m sorry to disappoint you but you can’t count on me when it comes to sports.”
One more tweeted, “@NiallOfficial POLAND”
However I think one of my favourites is this one…
“i don’t understand it when you speak so irishly.”
But as we reported earlier, One Direction fans are a creative and talented bunch, and a Liam Payne devotee went to a lot of trouble to put her message across via the medium of milk. Click here to read more about that and to see the results of her efforts.
We’ll have lots more One Direction and Niall Horan news very soon, so don’t nobody go nowheres.