Instead of "Kiss me I'm Irish" next time try "Pog mo thon"
What famous Irish sayings really mean.
May the road rise to meet you -
From the Gaelic, "Go N-eiri an bothar leat", which means may success be with you.
Top of the morning -
Hollywood invention, never used in Ireland.
And the rest of the day to yourself -
Meaing good health. Slainte is the Gaelic word for health.
Meaning farewell. Slan is the Gaelic word for safe so it means keep safe.
Erin go Bragh -
Meaning "Ireland forever" in Gaelic.
A hundred thousand welcomes -
From the Gaelic “Cead Mile Failte” which means literally that.
Dia is Muire Dhuit -
Meaning hello in Gaelic. The phrase literally means "God and Mary with you."
Dia is Mhuire Duit agus Padraig -
How the person responds,"God and Mary and St. Patrick with you."
Pog Mo Thoin -
Yes it means what you think it does, Gaelic for kiss my a**.
*Originally published in 2010.