Craic & Codology

ULSTER LEXICON UPDATE

FOSTER verb. (From the Ulster Scots.) To promote or look after oneself at all costs as an absolute priority. E.g. “Arlene did everything in her power to foster her own interests at the RHI Inquiry.”

SPAV noun.  A wide boy, Jack-the-lad. Slick operator who makes a living from underhand activity that benefits his relations. E.g. “The DUP employed a right bunch of spavs to run the cash-for-ash scheme.”

BRADLEY adverb. In a desperate manner designed to convey the impression that all is going well when one is presiding over a disaster. E.g. “The Secretary of State is bradley in need of an Irish history lesson.”