Living in HOUGHTON with Irish roots

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It's for her own good that the cat purrs.

Here's to eyes in your heads and none in your spuds.

May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.

Bad as I like ye, it's worse without ye.

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[ Living in HOUGHTON with Irish roots ].

Fad saol agat. ("Long life to you.")

'Tis better to buy a small bouquet And give to your friend this very day, Than a bushel of roses white and red To lay on his coffin after he's dead.

That one suffers from a double-dose of original sin: The Bible proposes that when Adam ate the forbidden fruit, he cast a state of sin on all of mankind. Today, if a child is particularly mischievous, he's said to have been twice-cursed by Adam's slip-up. The phrase became popular in the 1880s, when proponents of British rule over Ireland attributed the Irishmen's depravity of character (and the famine, some argued) to their second helping of original sin.

To the raven her own chick is white.

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