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St Patricks Day Top 10 List

Post by Mauveduh » Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:39 am

In honor of St Patrick’s Day, I thought you may want to learn a little Gaelic.

Here is the top 10 list of Gaelic phrases for St. Patrick’s Day 2004. Who says so? Uhhh….I do, I guess…..

OK, the number 10 position in the “Top 10 List of Gaelic Phrases” is……


10. Pionta Guinness, le do thoil. = A pint of Guinness, please.
9. Seamróg beor uaine = shamrock green beer
8. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! = St. Patrick's Day blessing opun you
7. Tabhair póg dom, táim Éireannach = Kiss me, I'm Irish!
6. Éireann go Brách = Ireland Forever
5. Céad míle fáilte romhat! = A hundred thousand welcomes to you!
4. Tá tú go h-álainn = you're beautiful
3. Gráim thú = I love you
2. An bpósfaidh tú mé? = Will you marry me?

And the number one Gailic phrase in the top ten list is……

1. Póg mo thóin! Go hIfreann leat! = Kiss my ass! To hell with you!

You never know when you will need to know how to say it.
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Post by webwriter » Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:14 am

LOL, Mauveduh, you are something else! I love the last one best of all and just need to know how it is pronounced.

Proud to be Polish.

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Post by Mauveduh » Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:14 pm

I'm not sure how to pronounce that but here is a pronunciation for another useful phrase.

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
Pronunciation: /guh nih-heh on cot hoo iss guh nih-heh on jowel on cot/


And here are some other phrases that deserve mention. You have to admit, it is a colorful way of making a point.

Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde. = Beware of the anger of a patient man

Maireann croí éadrom i bhfad. = A light heart lives longest

Ná glac pioc comhairle gan comhairle ban. = Never take advice without a woman's guidance

Is maith an scáthán súil charad = A (true) friend's eye is a good mirror

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

Is leor nod don eolach. = A hint is sufficient for the wise

Is maith an t-anlann an t-ocras. = Hunger is a tasty sauce

Is trom an t-ualach an leisce. = Laziness is a heavy burden

Bíonn dhá insint ar scéal agus dhá leagan déag ar amhrán = There are two versions of/two sides to every story & (at least) twelve versions of every song

An té a phósfas an t-airgead, pósfaidh sé óinseach. = He who marries money, marries a fool

Nár laga Dia do lámh = May God not weaken your hand

Is iad na muca ciúine a itheann an mhin. = It is the quiet pigs that eat the meal

Is minic a rinne bromach gioblach capall cumasach = An awkward colt often becomes a beautiful horse

Dochtúir na sláinte an codladh. = Health's doctor is sleep

Is ón cheann a thagann an cheird. = The craft comes from the head

Ni heolas go haontios = There is no knowledge without unity

Ní dhíolann dearmad fiacha. = A debt is still unpaid, even if forgotten

An té nach mbíonn láidir ní folláir dó bheith glic = He who is not strong must needs be cunning

Is neamhbhuan cogadh na gcarad; má bhíonn sé crua, ní bhíonn sé fada. = A row between friends is short lasting;, even if bitter it is never long

Is leor don dreoilín a nead. = A wren only has need for its nest

Ní sheasann sac folamh. = An empty sack won't stand
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Post by webwriter » Thu Mar 18, 2004 5:55 am

You gotta admit that there is a grain of truth in each one of those sayings.

When the Sopranos were really hot, I saw and copied a few choice sayings and remarks from an online article. And although I'm not Italian, I knew a little about the language and was able to pronounce a few of them. Here they are --- LOL --- enjoy!!

Va fa napole - Go to hell.

strunz (or strunzio) - piece of s---

schifosa - ugly woman

oobatz - crazy

mortadella - loser

jamook - idiot, loser, lamebrain

mezzofanook - sissy

facia bruta - ugly face

Che bruta. How ugly you are.

chiacchierone - chatterbox

cafone - lower-class, peasant

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Post by naynay » Thu Mar 18, 2004 6:02 am

my first husband was Italian and I recognized more than one of your phrases webwriter. Especially used by his parents.

My husband says, "old battle axe" I believe my father said that one a lot as well. Not sure of the spelling, and I know who my husband is talking about and why,...but not sure of where it came from. Is there an ax that is used in battle?

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Post by webwriter » Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:53 am

Hi Naynay!

I really have no idea, but wouldn't mind finding out. And of the list I've included, only two words were omitted on purpose. Trying to keep things clean, but sometimes it is hard. I've used those names in reference to an annoying neighbor who lives across the street and who looks like a Jenny Craig reject. She knows by now that I talk about her --- only returning the favor --- but would not understand what I was saying even if she was close enough to listen.

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nice tips.. thanks. i follow that tips.

Post by ledin808yxg » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:36 pm

i have read this forum over thouroly and there are some very interesting contributions

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Re: St Patricks Day Top 10 List

Post by hunt » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:01 am

Thanks for the post, found a lot of interesting information!

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