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May 12, 2002

Foiled and embossed again
Posted by Teresa at 11:29 PM *

Don’t ask me how it is I wound up reading a collection of Irish curses, but I loved this one.

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#1 ::: John Farrell ::: (view all by) ::: May 16, 2002, 12:43 PM:

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..."


John F

#2 ::: ers ::: (view all by) ::: May 16, 2002, 11:56 PM:

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).

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