— Hello, Alf.
— Hello, Jack.
— Hello, Joe.
— God save you, says the citizen.
— Save you kindly, says J. J. What'll it be, Ned?
— Half one, says Ned." (U12.1011)
— Were you round at the court? says Joe.
— Yes, says J. J. He'll square that, Ned, says he.
— Hope so, says Ned.
Now what were those two at? J. J. getting him off the grand jury list and the other give him a leg over the stile. With his name in Stubbs's." (U12.1018)
— Did you see that bloody lunatic Breen round there? says Alf. U. p: up.
— Yes, says J. J. Looking for a private detective." (U12.1028)
— Ten thousand pounds, says Alf, laughing. God, I'd give anything to hear him before a judge and jury.
— Was it you did it, Alf? says Joe." (U12.1033)
Look at his head. Do you know that some mornings he has to get his hat on with a shoehorn.
—Yes, says J. J., but the truth of a libel is no defence to an indictment for publishing it in the eyes of the law.
— Ha ha, Alf, says Joe.
— Still, says Bloom, on account of the poor woman, I mean his wife.
— Pity about her, says the citizen. Or any other woman marries a half and half." (U12.1045)
- Half and half I mean, says the citizen. A fellow that's neither fish nor flesh.
- Nor good red herring, says Joe.
- That what's I mean, says the citizen. A pishogue, if you know what that is." (U12.1055)
The original 'Zouaves' were an infantry corps in the French army, created in Algeria in 1831, and formally recognised by a Royal decree in 1833. Their uniform was an 'oriental' dress with a fez, braided blue jackets with waistcoats, and voluminous red trousers. The name 'zouave' was later used for armies that imitated their attire.
Breastplates, on the other hand, are part of the uniform of the Swiss Guards, a corps of papal bodyguards. Swiss Guards have to be Swiss, 19-30 year old, over 174cm (5'8) tall, unmarried, and Roman Catholic of irreproachable character. They complete rigorous entrance requirements and Swiss army training. The papal Swiss Guard tradition was instituted in the 1500s, making it the oldest, continually active military corps in history. In view of the citizenship requirement, signior Brini could not have been a Swiss Guard.
Six and eightpence, please. Who wants your opinion?" (U12.1071)
— Well, good health, Jack, says Ned.
— Good health, Ned, says J. ].
— There he is again, says Joe.
— Where? says Alf.
And begob there he was passing the door with his books under his oxter and the wife beside him and Corny Kelleher with his wall eye looking in as they went past, talking to him like a father, trying to sell him a secondhand coffin." (U12.1074)