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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:01 pm    Post subject: Old Irish Sayings Reply with quote

Old Irish Sayings
More hair than tit, like a mountain heifer
Women are shy and shame prevents them from refusing a man.
Wherever there are women there's talking, and wherever there's geese there's cackling
Eight lives for the men and nine for the women
Beef to the heels like a Mullingar heifer
A whistling woman and a crowing hen will bring no luck to the house they are in
A wise head keeps a shut mouth
A hut is a palace to a poor man
There is misfortune only where there is wealth
Willful waste makes woeful want
Better an idle house than a bad tenant
He couldn't drag a herring off the Fire
When the fruit is scarcest, its taste is sweetest
A watched kettle never boils
It's bad manners to talk about ropes in the house of a man whose father was hanged
Don't let your tongue cut your throat
It's often a man's mouth broke his nose It always starts to rain on a fine day
One man's meat is another man's poison
Sending the goose on a message to the fox's den
Putting the fox to mind the geese
Leave the bad tale where you found it
The person who brings a story to you will take away two from you.
Those who get the name of rising early may lie all day
To be red-haired is better than to be without a head

If you meet a red-haired woman, you'll meet a crowd.
Don't build the sty until the litter comes
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched
The thief is no danger to the beggar.
The full man does not understand the wants of the hungry
Put a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to hell
Half a loaf is better than no bread
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
The end of a feast is better than the beginning of a fight
The one who waits the fine day, will get the fine day.
When the apple is ripe, it will fall
You never miss the water till the well has run dry.
Every bird as it is reared and the lark for the bog.
If you put a silk dress on a goat he is a goat still.
You must crack the nuts before you can eat the kernel
Men are like bagpipes no sound comes from them until they're full
A buckle is a great addition to an old shoe
There'll be white blackbirds before an unwilling woman ties the knot
A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse
He'd offer you an egg if you promised not to break the shell
It s no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking
An old broom knows the dirty corners best
A trout in the pot is better than a salmon in the sea
As the old cock crows the young cock learns.
A wild goose never reared a tame gosling.
Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you
shoot at your landlord and it makes you miss him.
A turkey never voted for an early Christmas
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

faster than scour through a heifer.
breeding will out even in the handle of an axe.


a couple i heard recently.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's good to hear the old ones
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now if i could only rake that crap into my plot i'd have a bumper crop no doubt.
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