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Two shorten the road.

May your neighbors respect you, Trouble neglect you, The angels protect you, And heaven accept you.

It is often that a person's mouth broke his nose.

Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege.

May the luck of the Irish Lead to happiest heights And the highway you travel Be lined with green lights.

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May the road rise up to meet you: You may recognize this popular blessing (in Irish Gaelic: Go n-éirí an bóthar leat) from Catholic weddings or cross-stitched pillows in Nan's house. One of the main characteristics of Celtic Christianity is the use of images of nature to show how God interacts with people. "May the road rise up to meet you/ May the wind be always at your back/ May the sun shine warm upon you face ..." uses everyday images to mean, may God remove obstacles in your journey through life.

There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be. Coming in to dock in New York. Coming in to dock in New York.

May the cat eat you, and may the devil eat the cat: Consider this insult a double whammy. By saying, "Go n-ithe an cat thú is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat," the speaker wishes that a cat gobble up his enemy like a can of Fancy Feast, and that the Devil eat them both. It's a surefire sentence to Hell. Curses are far more detailed and nuanced in Irish culture, as compared to the traditional F-bombs dropped in the U.S. Here's another popular mouthful of an insult: "May you be afflicted with itching without the benefit of scratching." Burn.

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