Sunday, August 14, 2005

Irish Folklore

The Irish have a lot of sayings and beliefs. Most come from the pre-Christian era when they were just pagan heathens, and these beliefs are steeped in Celtic superstitions.

Now they're Christian heathens. (I, like Denis Leary, pissed myself laughing when I saw a book titled "Irish Cuisine"...)

My dear-departed Irish grandmother was full of them. The Irish have a long tradition with this stuff.

Like if your nose itches you're going to be in a fight, your palm itches you're coming into money, you have a ringing in your ears somebody is talking about you...

You get a sudden chill and someone just walked over your grave. Things like that.

Well, this morning I woke up and my left heel is killing me. I wonder what that would mean to Mrs. Wiley?

I'm going to kick someone's ass soon?

Copyright 2005 Thomas J Wolfenden

3 comments:

DivineMsN said...

I totally believe in that one about the itchy palms. I always come into money when it happens. Don't forget you have to scratch the itchy hand and then put it in your pocket. :)

Ranger Tom said...

I remember that part now. But what if your whole body itches? Does that mean you're coming into a bunch of money, or you just have a bad case of Poison Ivy?

Becky said...

Pain in foot?

At least it wasn't a pain in the neck. Then you'd know that unwelcome relatives were coming to visit. (Or is that a Scottish wives' tale? Aye.)