Saturday, March 17, 2007

Top 'O The Mornin' To Ya!

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!
In honor of my Irish Heritage, here are some Irish Proverbs. They probably won't make you wiser, but they may entertain.

A closed mouth--a wise head

A nod is as good as a wink to a blind donkey.

A promise is a debt

A silent mouth is musical.

A whistling woman and a crowing hen will bring no luck to the house they are in.

A wild goose never reared a tame gosling

Don't let your tongue cut your throat

Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbour. It makes you shoot at your landlord and it makes you miss him.

If you have a roving eye, it's no use having the other one fixed on Heaven.

4 comments:

Kristy said...

May your coconuts never hang lower than your grass skirt...

(not exactly Irish, but I saw it on a birthday card once!)

T5M said...

I love it! Sounds like an old Hawaiian blessing!

KC5 said...

May those that love us love us. And for those that don't love us, may they break their ankles so we know when they're comin'.

barbarakuhn said...

From George's Mom, Nee Dolan - No hat on the bed, shoes on the table, handing anyone something sharp, leave someone's house by the same door you entered, put a penny in a purse you give someone,

Proverb from George's Dad (not Irish)
Keep your mouth closed so people won't know how stupid you are or open it and remove any doubt.