Noun: Talk that aims to charm, pleasantly flatter, or persuade.
Verb: Influence or persuade (someone) using charm and pleasant flattery.
Conan Learns To Stepdance At Irish-American Heritage Center
Did you ever wonder why Guinness bubbles sink? Here’s your answer!
May the Road Rise to Meet You– From the Gaelic, Go N-eiri an bothar leat, which means may success be with you.
Top of the Morning: Hollywood invention, never used in Ireland.
And the rest of the day to yourself –Also Hollywood.
Slainte: means Good health —Slainte is the Gaelic word for health.
Slan meaning farewell Slan is the Gaelic word for safe so it means keep safe.
Erin go Bragh — Means in Gaelic “Ireland forever.”
A Hundred Thousand welcomes — from the Gaelic Cead Mile Failte which means literally that.
Dia is Muire Dhuit: Means hello in Gaelic, literally means “God and Mary with you.”
Dia is Mhuire Duit agus Padraig; How the person responds,”God and Mary and St. Patrick with you.”
Pog Mo Thoin –Yes it means what you think it does, Gaelic for kiss my …
La Fheile Padraig brea dhibh go leir — Have a great St. Pat’s everyone!
Greetings, Krewe of Muses! We at the Irish House would like to honor you, for your commitment and dedication to representing the women of New Orleans in style. To toast you off, here an article exert dedicated to your most prized possession: the high heel. Written by Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author Oscar Wilde, he gives his own personal ode to the shoes we know and love. Ladies of New Orleans, we wish you a safe, pleasant, and joyful outing down our beloved St. Charles Avenue. May you ride in beauty, and in grace.
Pall Mall Gazette, 14 October 1884
“And as regards to the high-heels, I quite admit that some additional height to the shoe or boot is necessary if long gowns are to be worn in the street; but what I object to is that the height should be given to the heel only, and not to the sole of the foot also. The modern high-heeled boot is, in fact, merely the clog of the time of Henry VI, with the front prop left out, and its inevitable effect is to throw the body forward, to shorten the steps, and consequently to produce that want of grace that always follows freedom.
Why should the clog be despised? Much art has been expended on clogs. They have been made of lovely woods, and delicately inlaid with ivory, and with mother of pearl. A clog might be a dream of beauty, and, if not too high or too heavy, most comfortable also. But if there be any who do not like clogs, let them try some adaptation of the trouser of the Turkish lady, which is loose round the limb and tight at the ankle.”
When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to Heaven. So, let’s all get drunk and go to heaven. – George Bernard Shaw
Did you know…
George Washington spent about 7% of his annual salary on liquor.
It’s illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you’re sitting on a curb in St. Louis.
In North Dakota it’s illegal to serve beer and pretzels at the same time in any bar or restaurant.
How Irish Dancing got started…
Some Irish Toasts:
Here’s to me, and here’s to you,
And here’s to love and laughter –
I’ll be true as long as you,
And not one moment after.
May your glass be ever full,
May the roof over your head be always strong,
And may you be in heaven
Half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.
Here’s to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl and an honest one.
A cold pint– and another one!
May the lilt of Irish laughter
lighten every load.
May the mist of Irish magic
shorten every road…
And may all your friends remember
all the favours you are owed!
May you always have a clean shirt,
a clear conscience,
and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!
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