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Monday Night Irish Class, May 18, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 18ú lá mí na Bealtaine 2015

Seanfhocal

B'fhearr lion a bheith ag fáscadh gainimhe faoi m'fhiacla."Ï would rather have sand squeezing/pressing under my teeth."
Bí bog crua ar nós eireball na bó.Be gentle but firm"Be soft [and] hard like the tail of a cow." eireball "ribəl"

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Fuadach — "seizure/abduction/kidnapping"

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Monday Night Irish Class, May 11, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 11ú lá mí na Bealtaine 2015

Seanfhocal

martcow (meat)
mairteoilbeefmart + feoil f3
muiceoilporkf3
Má fheiceann tú ceann na muice ar an mart, ná haithris é.You don't have to talk about every strange thing you see"if you see a pig's head on a (beef) cow, don't talk about it."
bodachchurl, lout
An BodachOrion [the constellation]
Cuartú an bhodaigh ar an láir agus é ar a barr ina shuí.The thing you are looking for is right under your nose."The lout is searching for the mare, and he is sitting on her back."
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Science reporting in the mass media
Titanic
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From Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
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News from 1934
Carleton Goodsell
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Pluto Is an Exceedingly Minor Planet

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Monday Night Irish Class, May 4, 1015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 4ú lá mí na Bealtaine 2015

Seanfhocal

Teilg ailp i mbéal an mhadra"Somebody is going on and on, talking too much!""Throw a lump (of meat) in the mouth of the dog". [So it will stop barking]
Is ionanna an cás, an t-éag 's an bás Six of one, half dozen of the other"It's the same case, death and death."

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Peace on Earth
math, Euler
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From Spiked Math
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Monday Night Irish Class, April 27, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 27ú lá mí Aibreáin 2015

Seanfhocal

Níl coill gan brosna a loiscfeadh í.Everyone has their weakness, their Achilles heel."Every forest has the kindling that would burn it."
An rud nach leigheasann im nó uisce beatha, níl leigheas air. If butter or whiskey won't cure you, notbing will.

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Monday Night Irish Class, April 20, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 20ú lá mí Aibreáin 2015

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Monday Night Irish Class, April 13, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 13ú lá mí Aibreáin 2015

Seanfhocal

Éist mórán agus can beagán.Listen a lot and say little
Ag caitheamh an tsaoil is an saol ár gcaitheamh.Killing time while time is killing us.Lit. "[We are] consuming life and life is consuming us."
Verbal nouns takes a genitive

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The way the future was
Guinness Dark Side
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From A German magazine in 1930

Monday Night Irish Class, April 6, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 6ú lá mí Aibreáin 2015

Seanfhocal

Cuir an sagart i lár an pharóiste.Put the bowl of potatoes in the middle of the table. Lit. "Put the priest in the center of the parish."
(Nobody has explained how a bowl of potatoes came to be referred to as a priest)
Lá breá ag do chairde — do d'adlacadh.A fine day for your friends — [the day] of your burial.

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The truth behind the Trojan Horse
Guinness Dark Side
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From The Classics Library

Monday Night Irish Class, March 23, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 23ú lá Mí na Márta 2015

Missed class, but here are my notes, supplemented by Will's official version.

Seanfhocal

Ná baintear an t-ainm den bhlonag.Don't take the name off of fatCall fat "fat" — Call a spade a spade
Gealt a chuir tús leis an rince.It was a crazy person who started [invented] dancing.

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Monday Night Irish Class, March 16, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 16ú lá Mí na Márta 2015

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Bí go moch i do shuí
Is go luath i do luí
Is ní fada go mbeidh tú
Chomh saibhir le rí.
Be early in your sitting up [waking from bed]
and early in your lying down
and not long you will be
as rich as a king
Is fearr an t-ádh
ná éirí go moch.
It is better to be lucky
than to get up early.

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Monday Night Irish Class, March 2, 1015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 2ú lá Mí na Márta 2015

[Missed class because of the flu, but here are my notes on the homework.]

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Monday Night Irish Class, February 23, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 23ú lá mí Feabhra 2015

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Saints of this day
Ulfilas, gothic
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Cyril and Methodius
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"No. You'll never use math in real life"
math, Euler
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Monday Night Irish Class, February 9, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 9ú lá mí Feabhra 2015

Seanfhocal

Spáráil na circe faroigh ar an bhfraoch.As sparing as the grouse on the moor. Overly cautious, cheap (Supposedly the grouse only eats what is directly between its feed)
Chomh leitheadach leis na cuacha.As conceited as the cookoos.
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Monday Night Irish Class, February 2, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 2ú lá mí Feabhra 2015

Seanfhocal

Rud nach bhfuil is nach mbeidh, nead ag an luch i bhféasóg an chait.A thing that is not and will not be, the mouse having a nest in the whiskers of a cat.féasóg "beard"
Chomh dubh le tóin an phúca.As black as the butt of a pooka.

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Caibidil 2: Gnáthlá [tuilleadh]
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