It certainly does, but it's a bit long-winded for me!
Would like a nice phrase that encapsulates "with the
benefit of hindsight" nicely.
Mìcheal's "glic as dèidh làimhe" is quite good, but
it's not really an exact equivalent of the above. I
wonder if I could say something like: "Ma bha mi glic
--- Lois/Ted Macdonald <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Roddy MacLean ( Litir 294) gives a proverb that
> illustrates this nicely:
> "Tha a thapadh air teanga an Èireannaich, ach 's ann
> an dèidh làimh a tha
> tha an Gàidheal glic." (The Irishman's cleverness is
> on [the tip of] his
> tongue, but it is after the event that the [
> Scottish] Gael is wise.)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Bauer" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 5:37 AM
> Subject: Re: Ceist agam
> I have recorded the expression "glic an dèidh
> làimhe" - to be clever in
> retrospect, after the event.
> An dèan sin an gnothach dhut?
> Am Mìcheal Eile
Am fear a bhios na thàmh, cuiridh e an cat san teine.
(The idle man will put the cat in the fire.)
I.E: The Devil makes work for idle hands.
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