The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3723534
Posted By: Rapparee
14-Jul-15 - 10:13 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Now, now! You should not know knots! If you do not know knots you might have to reravel ropes, but if you whip the bitter ends you can reduce the requirement for rope reravelment.

As for your proffered CD, I really must decline. You must know that I feel no need to learn how to be condescending. Condescension is such a social fault and it can quite put others off and I certainly would not want to do that! Why, it would be sooooo declassé, you know, and I merely want to help you have a wonderful, trouble-free holiday. The Irish are such a nice people, friendly and ever ready to please, singing and dancing through their troubles and hard times. I do think that you shall get along with them as you and they are so very much alike. Just remember that as an American you are so very much their better -- let them know that and you're trip will be fine. Oh, yes: if anyone asks if you have any Irish ancestry, tell that that you're proud to be a direct descendant of both Oliver Cromwell and William of Orange, both of whom did so very, very much for Ireland and the Irish.