Recently Seth was driving to Dungarvan, about half an hour from Youghal, and along the way collected (picked up) a hitchhiker. He must have been in his early twenties, and when he got in the car, the first thing he said was “Any scandal?”

What would you say to that? Seth said “No… not really” and the conversation moved on, eventually getting into religious issues, Buddhism, and the Bible. Later, Seth asked a local friend and confirmed that “Any scandal?” is just another way of saying “How’re things?” In fact, in some places in Ireland, you can even shorten the phrase to “Any sca?”

So… Any sca?