Tack bad taste [tacky]
Thatched roofs were certainly warm in winter and cool in summer. These advantages were welcome to other creatures than man. The canopied bed came into existence to protect the sleeper from bugs and insects dropping from the thatch.
The origin of a few common expressions explained: ‘Don’t throw out the baby with the bath water!’
There’s no flies on her except they’re paying rent
For good for ever, ‘I’m finished with him for good’
She’s bad at fasting but the divil for prayers …
Local Sayings, some still in common usage