I love the lilt of the Irish accent and their phrases, of course – wise and funny all at once! Some examples:
- Many a time a man’s mouth broke his nose.
- It is easy to halve the potato where there is love.
- Wisdom is the comb given to a man after he has lost his hair.
- If you give the loan of your britches, don’t cut off the buttons.
So if you haven’t already ‘discovered’ the Irish, make some time to do that! In the meantime, here’s a wonderful Irish blessing upon you dear readers today:
May the blessing of light be upon you,
May those who love us, love us;
And for those who don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts;
And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles,
So we will know them by their limping!