Thursday 11 July 2013

Irish Bulls

Bulls, attributed to the Irish, are sentences that appear to make sense on first reading, are nonsensical on the second reading, and on the third reveal a kind of gnomic wisdom.

I’ve seen hills compared with which that is a VALLEY! (Red Queen, Alice through the Looking-Glass)

Don’t nobody say nothing. All I want from you is silence and precious little of that. (Falcon movie)

Good morning, doctor. I’ve just come to see you to see if what I’ve come to see you about is worth coming to see you about. (Punch cartoon)

I started out with nothing and still have most of it left. (Groucho Marx)

If we make an exception for you, we’ll have to make an exception for everybody.

It’s lucky for your wife you aren’t married.

On tin of paint: Brilliant White – Guaranteed Irish Colour

Overpriced at free.

You don’t have to be a Buddhist to know nothing. (via James Geary)

We have the best politicians money can buy!

Mere form without substance must collapse of its own weight. (Dean Manion)

What has posterity ever done for us? (Boyle Roche)

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