Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Some Irish toasts I like:

A toast to a bachelor:

"May you have nicer legs than yours under the table before the new spuds are up."

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An everyday Irish toast:

"May you have the hindsight to know where you've been,
The foresight to know where you are going,
And the insight to know when you have gone too far."

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A toast in Irish:

"'Faol saol agat, gob fliuch, agus bás in Éirinn.'"

Which means "Long life to you, a wet mouth, and death in Ireland."

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A St. Patrick's Day toast:

"Saint Patrick was a gentleman,
Who through strategy and stealth,
Drove all the snakes from Ireland,
Here’s a toasting to his health.
But not too many toastings
Lest you lose yourself and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick
And see all those snakes again."

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And my personal favorite:

"Sláinte!"

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Have a good, and safe one everyone.

Not that I condone such treatment of dogs, but it's cute none the less

6 comments:

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Sláinte! back at you and have a great SP day.

seana said...

Your dogs?

In any case, they are a very patient lot. Happy St. Patrick's.

Glenna said...

Thank you Sean.

Seana, that they are. They aren't mine. My dogs woud never tolerate something like that, they'd have the costumes off before I could take the picture.

seana said...

I don't know if you're into this kind of thing, but here's a contest that might get you over to Ireland:

http://www.ancestry.com/trueirishroots

Gwendolyn said...

I'm sorry I read this late or I would have had something better to toast on St. Patrick's Day.

Glenna said...

Seana, I'm typically not, but I will check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

Gwen, thanks for stopping by. It's good to hear from you.