Now You Know

No, by the grace of God, you will NOT plead ignorance. You will NOT testify that you never knew any better because no one ever taught you anything better. You will not plead that you were never told.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Some Useful Phrases for St. Patrick's Day

Here are some useful phrases for St. Patrick's Day in Irish Gaelic [this is handy for all those who want to know how to say "Happy St. Patrick's Day"]:

Lá Fhéile Pádraig (LAW AY-luh PAW-rihg) = St. Patrick's Day

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! (BAN-uhkh-tee nuh FAY-luh PAW-rihg O-rihv) = Happy St. Patrick's Day to You All!

Éire go Brách (AY-ruh guh BRAWKH) = Ireland Forever!

Sláinte is táinte! (SLAWN-chuh iss TAWN-chuh) = Health and wealth!

Caith siar é is ná lig aniar é! (KAH SEE-uhr ay iss NAW LIHG uh-NEE-uhr ay)= Toss it back and don't let it come back up (your liquor, that is)

Levels of devotion, in increasing order of intensity:
súgach (SOO-guhkh) = tipsy
ar meisce (ehr MESH-kyuh) = drunk
ar deargmheisce (ehr JA-ruhg-VESH-kyuh) = wildly drunk
caoch ólta (KWEEKH OHL-tuh) = blind drunk
ar an lár (ehr uh LAWR) = on the floor

You've been told and NOW YOU KNOW.