[Loch-Ruadh] Speaking Forsoothly - Daily Lesson 8

Pádraig Ruad Ó Maolagáin padraig_ruad at irishbard.org
Tue Sep 5 08:40:17 PDT 2006

Daily Lesson 8

Last words on "Okay"
Enquiring after someone's well-being, we often ask "Are you okay?" and
receive the reply "Yes, I'm okay."  Try using these phrases instead:
     "Art thou well?"
     "How do you fare?"
     "Aye, I am all right."
     "Gramercy, I am well."
"Okay" also sees overuse as a filler ("Okay, let's get ready to go.")  Use
phrases such as "all right" or "very well" instead.
     "All right, now make ye ready."
     "Very well, we shall now proceed."

Shakespearian Word/Phrase of the Day:
Welkin - The sky; also considered one of the four elements of Creation.
     "The rain falls as if the very welkin were pierced."

Nunc est bibendum.
Politicians prefer unarmed peasants.

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