Living in ROJAS with Irish roots

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May there be a generation of children On the children of your children.

Have a mouth of ivy and a heart of holly.

The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.

You son is your son today, but your daughter is your daughter forever: A man is only a son until he takes a wife. But as a daughter gets older, she will stay near the family, draining it of money and time for years to come. In Irish Gaelic, it's Is é do mhac do mhac inniú, ach is í d’iníon d’iníon go deo.

Forgetting a debt doesn’t mean it’s paid.

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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.

Twenty years a child; twenty years running wild; twenty years a mature man -- and after that, praying.

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.

Age is honorable and youth is noble.

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