Proverb of the Day
Teaspach gan dúchas is deacair é a iompar.
Exuberance in those not well-bred is difficult to bear.
Explanation: Said of someone exhibiting too much high spirits, or spending too much money, or going out too much. All of these and more are included in the word "teaspach", translated here as "exuberance". The part about inheritance is obscure, although it makes the proverb a near-rhyming couplet. It may mean "high spirits in someone with low breeding", or "high-spirits in someone whose people weren't like that".
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