SAN AN WORKER SPEAK: 25 Essential Phrases

17 July has been ‘officially’declared ‘St Workers Day‘ in San Antonio and to celebrate here is the essential guide to speaking like an Ibiza ‘native’ (straggly beard and pulled up white socks obligatory) ……….

1, Nah, I’m a worker, innit? (then wave arm full of wristbands at PR).

2. My housemate is going out with the brother of the next door neighbor of the uncle of the vet who treats Jamie Jones’s cat, so I can get guest-list for DC10 anytime, no worries: Ibiza’s all about who you know (wink).

3. Can you get me guest list for DC10, I’ve been let down.

4. Have you got wifi?

5. This wifi doesn’t work.

6. Workers discount?

7. Habla English?

8. Done 10 airport runs for mates since Friday, happy days!

9. Police searched my car at the airport and kept it ‘cos it’s not taxed.

10. Anyone got a lighter? 

11. My housemates are sick; we only met last week but we are best friends already.

12. My housemate’s run off with all me cash.

13. What day is it anyway? 

14. WTF’s an NIE?

15. Comin’ down Ket Cove?

16. Sick, man! (repeat ad finitum).

17. My iPhone was stolen last night 

18. I can’t work on (insert day) because I’m going to (insert club) – repeat daily 

19. I’m just nipping over to Peru for a few days; if I’m not back by Tuesday tell everyone I’ve been kidnapped

20. I’m not actually working yet

21. I’m really a DJ / producer / promoter / brain surgeon (delete as applicable)

22.. I need a day off

23. F**k this, I’m going home

24. Flight home booked!

25. Anyone seen my passport?


17 July: SH*T Party from 5pm at Benimussa Park

Entrance: 20 euros – all proceeds go to local charities


Author: Martin Makepeace

Englishman living and working in Ibiza since 1991. Entrepreneur with a passion for villas, boats, sunsets and San Antonio. Read my blogs, listen to my podcasts and catch me on Radio One Mallorca every Tuesday morning.

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