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The Irish gift of the gab

The Irish are said to have the “gift of the gab” and amongst the many things that will be celebrated about Irish culture during St Patrick’s Day, on 17 March, is their colourful sayings.

Here are a few that made the GB Mag team 

  1. "You must take the little potato with the big potato."
  2. "Who gossips with you will gossip of you."
  3. "It is often that a person's mouth broke his nose."
  4. "You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind."
  5. "May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, and never catch up."
  6. "May the cat eat you and may the devil eat the cat."
  7. "There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were."
  8. "It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life."
  9. "May you die in bed at 95, shot by a jealous spouse."
  10. "May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!"

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