A popular phrase
in Ireland, mainly kildare and Sligo. To be used
if a quick change of conversation
is needed. Also used
to break an awkward silence, or to break tension. Originates from when
a man named Sean was playing in the badminton club
championship final, and in the dying moments his racket
broke, the strings snapping. After
the match he was insulting his opponent to his coach, when
the opponent walked
into the conversation
. 'Did you see my when racket
brake?' Sean said.
is so smelly.
David: Yeah I Know.
walks over into the conversation}
: Hi guys
Sean: eh yeah and then my racket broke.
You are on a bus with many strangers. There
is an awkward silence. It can be broken by exclaiming to you friend
'Yeah so then my racket broke...'. It eases
the tension and is very useful.