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Old 25-02-2014, 08:07   #256
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Good quote. Read that book, now wracking my brain to remember the name and more about it. Swedish, naval battle, got blew up, went to prision. I think.
J. M. Synge, "The Aran Islands"
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Old 25-02-2014, 08:21   #257
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J. M. Synge, "The Aran Islands"
Thanks Just googled it, and yes the quote has been atributated to him but that was not the book I was thinking of. I guess someone else used it, it was a recent book, but still can't find it Will ask my wife, she knows all.
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Old 25-02-2014, 08:51   #258
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Old 25-02-2014, 12:48   #261
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"The impossible only slows me down."

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Thanks Just googled it, and yes the quote has been atributated to him but that was not the book I was thinking of. I guess someone else used it, it was a recent book, but still can't find it Will ask my wife, she knows all.
Sounds like "We The Drowned" - Carsten Jensen
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Sounds like "We The Drowned" - Carsten Jensen
That's it!!!!!!!!!!!
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'O'er the glad waters of the dark blue sea,
Our thoughts as boundless, and our soul's as free
Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam,
Survey our empire, and behold our home!

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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

The 'do be drownded' is an old Celtic fisherman saying - originally Welch, I think, but might be Irish. [Certainly not Scottish, since there is no sense of humor there].
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The 'do be drownded' is an old Celtic fisherman saying - originally Welch, I think, but might be Irish. [Certainly not Scottish, since there is no sense of humor there].

That piece is from " the Arran Islands" ( the Irish ones not the Scottish ) by john millington Synge

The " do be" construction is quite common in Hiberno-English, and can still be heard to this day, especially in rural areas. It comes from grammatical constructs in the Irish language that have remained in the speech.

You'll hear things like " I do be going to the shop/pub" etc.
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No sense of humor in Scotland?? Of course there is! It's free! BTW "Welsh" is spelled with an s. Try googling "Scottish humor."
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Of course Scots have a sense of humor...google "haggis".
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Some of these are darn funny. Some are thought provoking and as depp as the ocean.

Keep 'em comin'

Is that a Pirate of the Caribbean reference?
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