christine~ (eppylover) wrote,

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Continuing on the amusing sayings in our ancestral languages ...

I'm about 1/4 Irish, so now I should look for clever little Irish/Gaelic sayings:


Ná glac pioc comhairle gan comhairle ban

Never take advice without a woman's guidance

And a little more off-color:

tigh na galla = son of a bitch
cacadair = shitebag
fein-riaradair = wanker
Thalla is dean cac mhor bhuidhe!
         = away and do a big yellow shite!

Okay, sometime maybe I'll look for sayings from the rest of my boring whitebread ancestry: I did the Irish from the Scots-Irish, but that was Gaelic, and they say there are NO swears in Celtic! The easy one will be French (Actually French-Canadian) "merde!" etc.etc... but, then we've got Swedish and Polish.
........Naahhh. I've lost interest. :\

Go n-ithe an cat thú is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat
May the cat eat you and the devil eat the cat

Aithníonn ciaróg ciaróg eile
A beetle recognizes another beetle
(Similar to the English phrase, "Birds of a feather flock together")

Is minic a bhris béal duine a shrón
Many a time a man's mouth broke his nose

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