Posted by Sean Ryan on February 04, 2003
In Reply to: Phrases posted by Allie Peterson on February 04, 2003
: Does anyone know what these phrases / sentences
mean ? I found them in a novel set in Northern Ireland.
: "Don't be such a slitherum dick"
: "you're a big man but a wee coat fits you"
: "there is nothing to it since Vatican Two"
: "boys shouldn't squander their meagre resources by hazarding them on the comparative velocities of canine or equine quadrupeds" (supposed to be a joke)
: "the boys sang Republican songs"
The first is almost self-explanatory!
You may be big in stature but you are small in spirit.
Since the Second Vatican Council it is not as difficult to be a Catholic as it was prior to the
Don't spend your money betting on the dogs and the horses at the racetrack!
The men were singing rebel ( IRA ) or nationalist