It’s time to update some of our old sayings and proverbs. Because the best is yet to come. Isn’t it? Maybe it should say: The best is probably yet to come we hope.

There are traditional “laws’ and proverbs which have been around for year and years. It’s time we updated them. So here are a few that came to mind: Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. He who laughs last, didn’t get the joke. Change is … Continue reading It’s time to update some of our old sayings and proverbs. Because the best is yet to come. Isn’t it? Maybe it should say: The best is probably yet to come we hope.

Why would you nod OR wink at a blind horse and other mad proverbs

I mentioned proverbs last week, Irish proverbs. Some of them are beautiful, some a little mysterious. But some English language sayings baffle me completely. For example, what possible sense could there be in saying that it’s a good thing people are getting on “like a house on fire.” Great. You two are so friendly that … Continue reading Why would you nod OR wink at a blind horse and other mad proverbs

Today, some of the great Irish proverbs. Ní nears go cur le chéile being one such.

I mentioned yesterday that I’m going to try and improve my Irish. (Ok. Scríobh mé inné  gur theastaigh uaim mo chuid Gaeilbe a fheabhsú!) But today, largely in English, I want to mention some of our proverbs. Recently, we have heard people say:  Ní neart go cur le chéile – There is no strength without … Continue reading Today, some of the great Irish proverbs. Ní nears go cur le chéile being one such.