Institute for UFO Contactee Studies
[ee-foo-gou] /ˌi fuˈgaʊ/ noun, plural Ifugaos (especially collectively) Ifugao. 1. a member of an agricultural people who inhabit Luzon, in the Philippines.
1. infantry fighting vehicle.
- If wishes were horses
If one could readily have what one wanted, life would be easy. For example, Wendy would love a brand-new car for her sixteenth birthday but—if wishes were horses. This expression is a shortening of If wishes were horses, beggars would ride, first recorded about 1628 in a collection of Scottish proverbs.
[“Type Reconstruction with First-Class Polymorphic Values”, J. O’Toole et al, SIGPLAN Notices 24(7):207-217 (Jul 1989)].