Red sky...

Posted by David FG on January 30, 2005

In Reply to: Red sky... posted by ESC on January 30, 2005

: : : I am interested in finding country sayings in the UK.
: : : e.g. Red sky at night
: : : Shepherds Delight

: : : Alot of these phrases are being forgotten.
: : : Does anyone have any sayings that they would like to share with me?

: : I live in a coastal area so I know the saying as:
: : Red sky at night, sailor's delight.
: : Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning!

: : ESC has some wonderful sources or rural sayings that might be of help to you.

: : SR

: I do. But they are rural sayings from the U.S.

Red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning.

Ash before oak, we're in for a soak,
Oak before ash, we're in for a splash.

Red sky at night, the abattoir's alight. (Sorry, couldn't resist that one)