Just when we thought we couldn't love Jamie Dornan any more, this video of him of giving a rundown on Northern Irish slang is unveiled to the world.
Be still our beating hearts.
The Co Down born actor, who is on the promotional trail for his new movie Robin Hood, was asked by Vanity Fair magazine to explain a list of most-used Northern Irish phrases and it's as charming as you'd imagine.
"Northern Ireland's (or Norn Iron, as the iPad he's holding up says) basically known for me, and Liam Neeson", he opens the video.
And it gets even better from there.
Here's a list of everything Jamie chats about.
Any more of this and there’ll be less of it: I mean, that’s so stupid. That’s as Irish a statement as you’re ever likely to read. It’s like "Put an end to it, stop it or you’ll get what’s coming to ya."
Bout ye: If you don’t greet someone with "What’s the craic?", you’ll say "Bout ye?" which is just "How about you?" I’ve found the longer I’ve not lived in Northern Ireland, the less I say bout ye and I’m quite pleased about that.
Boys a dear: I say this all the time! When you’ve been jarred by something or you’ve received some news, you go "Oof… Boys a dear." I have my own spin on it, I always say "Boys a dear, dears a boy", which really annoys people. I once tried to do a whole conversation with these builders who were working in my dad’s house by only saying "Boys a dear" to them, and I talked to them for twenty minutes.
Buck eejit: A term that I love. It basically means somebody’s stupid. Eejit is an Irish term for idiot, or someone who’s annoying.
Craic: Well, that’s the most famous expression we have in all of Ireland. ‘Craic’. When you say, "What’s the craic?" That’s the first thing you say to someone from home, like "What’s the craic?" It’s all encompassing.
Dead-on: Dead-on means that you’re sound – someone who’s cool. We either say they’re sound or they’re dead-on.
Faffin’: Oh, I use this a lot. It means you’re wasting time. You’re trying to leave the house and someone’s struggling to find their sunglasses, I probably say it more to my wife. "Stop faffin’ about".
Kex: Kex are your underwear.
Jammie: Jammie means lucky, like "You jammie bastard."
Pull: To kiss someone.
Steamin’: Steamin’ means drunk.
Wee: If there’s any phrase that’s used more than ‘craic’, it’s ‘wee’. "Oh, I’m going to have a wee cup of tea", even though you’re going to have a totally normal sized cup of tea, people will say a wee cup of tea. Or if you’re in a shop, the man or woman will be like "D’ya want a wee bag with that?" But you’re just getting a normal sized bag.
Yarn: Like a story. "We had a good yarn last night, in the pub."
Yoke: You could apply that to anything. It’s also used to describe something you might not know the word for – the thing, we’d say "the yoke".
Dornan stars in the new action-adventure Robin Hood and can next be seen on the small screen in Death and Nightingales, the BBC's three-part series which is based on Irish writer Eugene McCabe's County Fermanagh-set novel.
Death and Nightingales will premiere on RTÉ One on Monday, November 26 at 9.35pm.