Maura Higgins has spent the summer educating her housemates on how love works. She is also teaching the British viewing public some of the beautiful phrases used by Irish people.
Case in point, her use of the phrase 'thick with me' when speaking to Curtis last night.
— Jarlath Regan (@Jarlath) July 9, 2019
Not only was Curtis baffled. So too were many viewers back in the UK.
Maura "So you're not tick with me" I thought she said tickle, tick, thick.. god knows haha #loveisland
— Laura Addison (@LauraAddison93) July 9, 2019
— Ellie (@Ellie21967254) July 9, 2019
Loooool Tick with me ? Maura plz English.
— babe. (@Charlotteniva) July 9, 2019
No matter who wins Love Island, Maura has brought the Irish phrasebook to a much wider audience, and that's a result.
Maura. "Tick with me". Add that to her introduction of shift and bould to the #LoveIsland vernacular and we have the ultimate international ambassador
— Dr Hilary Cheryl Fallon (@EllaHfallon) July 9, 2019