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Proverb of the Day

Ní ólann mná fíon, ach imíonn sé lena linn.
Women don't drink wine, but it disappears while they're there.
Explanation: Presumably it evaporates. Women didn't used to drink publicly in Ireland. If they went into pubs at all, they would go into snugs, small partitions with a window access to the bar, where they would drink only port or sherry. The Irish word for "wine" (fíon) often refers only to port or sherry, at least until recent years when table wine has become popular.