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1 definition by Gerard Harkin

 
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Multiple Usage

Term used for misfortune, badluck, substandardness.

Org: Originates from Derry in Northern Ireland where a local chip shop, named Berty O'Neills, famed for its bad chips, was coined into a phrase for most bad things.

Original the whole term was used.
"Went to see a movie. It was pure berty o'neills".

Later shortend to "Berties".
"Drinking alcholic free beer is pure berties"

and finally to Bert.
"Went up the town and all the shops where closed. Pure bert"

Can also be used:

"Did you see that bert. He just flipped his berty bike and landed on his head. Bert one"

trans: "Did you see that idiot. He just flipped his stupid bike and landed in his head. Shit one"

berty - Used before a person, place, thing
Bert One - Shit one
Bertness - Shityness
Ya Bert - You Idiot.
by Gerard Harkin April 15, 2006