When I was writing The Shadow of the Glen some years ago, I got more aid than any learning could have given me from a chink in the floor of the old Wicklow house where I was staying, that let me hear what was being said by the servant girls in the kitchen.
… J.M. Synge
Advice to Young Lovers
Never kiss by the garden gate.
Love is blind, but the neighbors ain’t.
Vegetarian cannibal: One who eats only vegetarian missionaries.
From the Trivia File
Add insult to injury: To wound by word or deed someone who has already suffered an act of violence or injustice. Phaedrus quotes the fable of AESOP about a bald man who, in attempting to kill a fly that had bitten his head, missed and dealt himself a sharp smack. Whereupon the fly said, ‘You wished to kill me for a mere touch. What will you do to yourself since you have added insult to injury?’
From My Persian Dictionary
Diyár: district (large tract of country)
Hakím: doctor, physician
Edo: Why does your dog sit there and watch me eat?
Bedo: I dunno, unless it’s because you have the plate he usually eats from.
What’s in a Name?
Yanukian/Yanikian: Turkish in derivation, identified as a descriptive term, yanuk is defined as burnt, scorched; touching, pathetic.