What Are Some Fun Irish Sayings?


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Some fun Irish sayings are "may the road rise up to meet you" and "two people shorten the road," which are expressions wishing good fortune on others. A fun insult such as "acting a maggot" is an Irish way of saying that someone is being annoying.

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Insults and curses are more wordy and detailed in Irish speech than in American English, allowing for creative and silly tongue twisters such a "may you be afflicted with itching without the benefit of scratching."

"That one suffers from a double-dose of original sin" is a saying that means a child is particularly mischievous, and it is a reference to the Christian belief that all people are born with a piece of Adam and Eve's sin of disobeying God's orders in the Garden of Eden. Christian religious references make frequent appearances in Irish blessings and insults alike.

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