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Whitsuntide 1 Sep 2014, 03:22 by John Simpson

Bad luck arrives at Whitsuntide   U 18.953: Whit Monday is a cursed day too no wonder that bee bit him In Ulysses there are four references to Whit Monday ... is cursed along with Sunday.        The superstitions surrounding Whitsuntide are well-documented in Irish folklore. In 1887 Oscar Wilde’s mother, Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde (who also used the pen ...

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Thursday 29 Nov 2013, 12:26 by JJON Editors

  A good day for trimming your nails   U 13.117-19 : She had cut it that very morning on account of the new moon and it nestled about her pretty ... probably exists. The rhyme usually begins ‘Monday for [...].’ (p. 307)            The Journal of American Folklore for 1918 (p. 207) has the marriage rhyme from Illinois:   Significance for wedding-days:   Monday ...

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bones 4 Jun 2014, 02:21 by John Simpson

I smell the blood of an Irishman   U 3.291-3 Sir Lout’s toys. Mind you don’t get one bang on the ear. I’m the bloody well ... West Wicklow" 1 that suggests that Stephen’s “free association” is solidly based on folklore: ... he came to where the giant was, and the giant saw Jack and he made ...

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soap 4 Sep 2018, 10:54 by John Simpson

Soap-eating in the Arctic   U 17.1988-9: The land of the Eskimos (eaters of soap) Bloom contemplates various places abroad, moving from those with specific associations, such as ... John Simpson Search by keyword (within this site) Myths  Food  Ice-cream  French  Circus  Folklore  Entertainment  1 The deception was first exposed in 1892. 2 Washington Post (1913), 16 March ...

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MacHugh 25 Jan 2019, 09:33 by JJON Editors

The reluctant professor MacHugh Introduction: MacHugh - the man - From the Glens of Antrim to Belvedere - High-flying undergraduates at UCD - The Professor teaches - An Examiner for the Royal and Intermediate ... detail, and Ellmann’s description of him as “clever and lazy” has passed into folklore without being tested. This article attempts to uncover what facts can be known about Hugh ...

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ducks 31 May 2015, 01:18 by John Simpson

Milking ducks grandmother’s way   U 12.838: Mister Knowall. Teach your grandmother how to milk ducks. Robert Dent and other commentators have offered partial histories of the derisive I ... being shown by the mid nineteenth century, as part of general investigations into national folklore and sayings. The Ulster Journal of Archaeology of 1858 regarded it as an Irish saying ...

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ducks 4 Jun 2014, 02:35 by John Simpson

Ducks swim?   U 12.756-7 − Could you make a hole in another pint? − Could a swim duck? says I. In its traditional form “Will a duck swim?” this is ... Memorial Lecture 2006: Is the Pope still Catholic?: Historical Observations on Sarcastic Interrogatives”, Western Folklore 67, No. 1 (2008), pp. 11-15.

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missionaries 29 Oct 2015, 08:07 by John Simpson

Salty missionaries   U 8.744-7: Dignam’s potted meat. Cannibals would with lemon and rice. White missionary too salty. Like pickled pork. Expect the chief consumes the parts of ... ate the testicles of all the men the boy killed. Memoirs of the American Folklore Society ( 1917), vol. 11, p. 173      By 1921 the Chicago Journal was prepared to face ...

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hog 4 Sep 2018, 10:02 by John Simpson

Orphans in the Underworld   U 15.1889-91:                                    THE ARTANE ORPHANS You hig, you hog, you dirty dog! You think the ladies love you! Bloom is pictured with asses’ ears ... Mail (Hull) (1921), 5 December, p. 7. A similar rhyme is recorded in Northwest Folklore (University of Oregon), vol 6 (1987), p. 27: You pig, you hog, You dirty dog ...

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