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firedrake
01-03-2011, 03:40 PM
I seem to recall, from an old Disney film, an Irish superstition about watching someone leave.

It was something along the lines that you should never watch someone leave because they will never return, if you do.

Does that ring a bell with anyone?

shaldna
01-03-2011, 04:12 PM
yep. and you never close thier bedroom doors when they leave because it means you don't think they are coming home again.

There's also something about saying goodbye, that you shouldn't say goodbye, but instead something like 'i'll see you later/soon', which implies that it's not forever. But I can't remember it fully. I'[ll check with my granny.

firedrake
01-03-2011, 04:15 PM
yep. and you never close thier bedroom doors when they leave because it means you don't think they are coming home again.

There's also something about saying goodbye, that you shouldn't say goodbye, but instead something like 'i'll see you later/soon', which implies that it's not forever. But I can't remember it fully. I'[ll check with my granny.

Ah, bless you.

Thanks!

Cyia
01-03-2011, 04:18 PM
Never say goodbye (too final) and never say take care (you should leave your cares behind), say fare well (for a good journey) or godspeed (for a quick return).

firedrake
01-03-2011, 04:21 PM
Never say goodbye (too final) and never say take care (you should leave your cares behind), say fare well (for a good journey) or godspeed (for a quick return).

Brilliant!

Shaldna, I like the bedroom door superstition, given this is an erotic novel, I think that would fit in very well.

Thank you ladies.

xxx

scarletpeaches
01-03-2011, 04:22 PM
Don't say "Goodbye;" say "Feck off!"
http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae287/scarlettparrish/FatherJack.jpg

firedrake
01-03-2011, 04:24 PM
DRINK!

scarletpeaches
01-03-2011, 04:25 PM
ARSE!

scarletpeaches
01-03-2011, 04:26 PM
I think 'feck off', 'drink' and 'arse' are pretty much this novel's synopsis, from what I've read of the book so far.

firedrake
01-03-2011, 04:27 PM
I think 'feck off', 'drink' and 'arse' are pretty much this novel's synopsis, from what I've read of the book so far.

fecking cheek.

scarletpeaches
01-03-2011, 04:29 PM
Hey, it's a compliment. I can't think of anything I like better than a novel in the feck off/drink/arse genre.

shaldna
01-03-2011, 04:33 PM
I LOVE MY BRICK!

scarletpeaches
01-03-2011, 04:37 PM
A PAIR OF FECKIN' WOMEN'S KNICKERS!

waylander
01-03-2011, 04:53 PM
Behave yourself or the nuns will take you to St Clabbert's

scarletpeaches
01-03-2011, 04:55 PM
I'M SO SOOOOO SORRY.

*makes rabbit ears with fingers and shows buck teeth*

shaldna
01-03-2011, 05:25 PM
For anyone who has no idea what's going on :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSHaCzb3yYk&feature=fvsr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNY376o2XMY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLKvponqV4Q

scarletpeaches
01-04-2011, 12:09 AM
I am now going to kick Bishop Brennan up the arse.

waylander
01-04-2011, 12:32 AM
I am now going to kick Bishop Brennan up the arse.

Who is taking the photos to prove it?

scarletpeaches
01-04-2011, 12:34 AM
Father Todd Unctious.

shaldna
01-04-2011, 12:50 AM
Following this thread I am going to snuggle down this evening with my new husband and watch our Father Ted boxset.

scarletpeaches
01-04-2011, 12:55 AM
Will you have a cup of tea, there, shaldna? Ah, go on. Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on.

shaldna
01-04-2011, 01:14 AM
Will you have a cup of tea, there, shaldna? Ah, go on. Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on.

FECK OFF!

pdr
01-04-2011, 12:39 PM
but isn't there an old Irish farewell on the lines of 'May the road lead you safely and deliver you home to us again' or words to that effect?

waylander
01-04-2011, 03:42 PM
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

http://islandireland.com/Pages/folk/sets/bless.html

johnnysannie
01-04-2011, 04:19 PM
I seem to recall, from an old Disney film, an Irish superstition about watching someone leave.

It was something along the lines that you should never watch someone leave because they will never return, if you do.

Does that ring a bell with anyone?


Yes.

My Irish Granny would never watch us leave. She would wave as we went to the car and then either turn away or go back inside.

Stijn Hommes
01-04-2011, 05:18 PM
Disney is also responsible for a certain documentary that spread the rumor lemmings jump off cliffs. I would check with some actual Irish people before you use this information.

firedrake
01-04-2011, 05:21 PM
Disney is also responsible for a certain documentary that spread the rumor lemmings jump off cliffs. I would check with some actual Irish people before you use this information.

Well, I know for certain that Shaldna is Irish and given that johnnysannie referred to her Irish Gran in her answer, I believe I'll take their responses as correct.

:D

DRINK!

shaldna
01-04-2011, 06:02 PM
Well, I know for certain that Shaldna is Irish


It's my accent, isn't it?

firedrake
01-04-2011, 06:04 PM
It's my accent, isn't it?

Yeah, it's a bit of a giveaway, no matter how hard you try to hide it. :D

scarletpeaches
01-04-2011, 06:25 PM
You can all feck off.

Stijn Hommes
01-04-2011, 07:59 PM
Well, I know for certain that Shaldna is Irish and given that johnnysannie referred to her Irish Gran in her answer, I believe I'll take their responses as correct.

:D

DRINK! In that case, forget I said anything... ;)

Alitriona
01-06-2011, 01:22 AM
Feck! Some Irish person I am! I never knew this. I'm forever closing bedroom doors.

Cyia
01-06-2011, 02:39 AM
Disney is also responsible for a certain documentary that spread the rumor lemmings jump off cliffs. I would check with some actual Irish people before you use this information.

they do jump off cliffs!

** when herded en masse by a camera crew who gives them no choice. **

You know, the same way, thanks to Dear Abby people won't throw rice at weddings anymore, since it asplodes the birdies. (even though birds routinely ransack rice crops...)

Stlight
01-06-2011, 10:54 AM
Maybe fresh off the stalk rice is different from the stuff that's been through the factory and processed for cooking?