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Don’t ask me how it is I wound up reading a collection of Irish curses, but I loved this one.
My favorite is still the shortest: "Bad cess to you."
Not quite a curse, but a wonderful expression, which I know how to say in Irish (but have trouble remembering how to write):
"He's taking two sides of the road with him..."
A most elegant malediction. I shall read it aloud to StoryReading (a group of nominal adults who gather once weekly to read aloud, ostensibly children's stories, but we wander far afield. We've read Stephenson's _Zodiac_ as a chapter book, as well as _The Phantom Tollbooth_, Chitty ^2 Bang ^2, and other classics. Katya Reimann has been a StoryReader; so has Vicki Rosenzweig. And this is just the sort of thing to read aloud).