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Thread #53782   Message #832489
Posted By: The Pooka
22-Nov-02 - 09:22 AM
Thread Name: Best Irish Saying Ya have
Subject: RE: Best Irish Saying Ya have
Warning: Going to stretch the Category to the breaking point, here. (But, why change now? :) -

Definitional: Irish diplomacy: the ability to tell a man to go to Hell in such a way that he enjoys the trip.

Geographic: County Mayo, God help us.

Family -
Ecclesiastical: "There's no delayin' the priesht!" - my grandmother McNamara, setting off for Sunday Mass in a blizzard.
Responsorial: "Balls to you, Mrs. Murphy." - grandfather McN.
Haberdashiell: "I had a Hat when I came in and by God I'll have a Hat when I go out." - no idea derivation nor deep meaning, but always liked it.

Literary: "The seals are great family people, always were." - Myles na gCopaleen

   "And I sang like the lark in the morning"
   "Oh God bless England is our prayer"