Irish people flooded Twitter with their funniest nicknames and it's absolutely gas

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Irish people flooded Twitter with their funniest nicknames and it's absolutely gas

Twitter was awash with Irish people sharing the funniest nicknames they've ever heard earlier this week, and the result is the belly-laugh we all needed.

Sometimes you just have to sit back and bask in the ingenuity of the Irish public, and this Twitter thread is a prime example of that.

Dublin rapper Mango, in need of a Sunday night/pre-Monday pick-me-up, set the thread in motion by sending out a call on Twitter for the funniest nicknames. 

With over 1,000 replies, over 700 retweets and 2,100 likes - the response has served up plenty of gems, and it's hard to top some distinctively Irish humour.

Here's a selection of our favourites: