Published on December 23rd, 2015 | by sligoadmin0
Mayo Gobshite Utters Immortal Phrase – “Grand stretch in the evening”
News has broken that this most immortal of phrases has been spoken for the first time this year by a Mayo man. Sources have reported to Sligo Sligo News that this happened literally on day after the winter solstice.
December 21 this year was the winter solstice. This is also known as the shortest day of the year.
The Earth tilts on its axis by 23.5 degrees and it’s this tilt rather than the distance from the sun gives us winter and summer. In the winter solstice the Northern hemisphere is leaning most away from the sun. The event actually marks the longest night and the shortest day of the year.
After the solstice we get to see more of the sun – that will be until the summer solstice comes around on June 21. Then some other halfwit will offer us a similar phrase about the shortening days.
Every year in Ireland at this time you can guarantee that some eejit will say something like – “Grand stretch in the evening”.
And this year was no exception. It is understood that that man stood on a beach in Mayo and as the sun set he glanced at his watch and, you know the rest.