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St Patrick's Day

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:37 am
by redneckjedi
I have been trying to educate people over here that St. Patrick's Day is not an excuse to get drunk and participate in goofy 'traditions'. I have been trying to teach people of the history of the man but nobody wants to hear it. What are some ways of getting this message across without being a joykill and sounding like a know-it-all? How do you folks deal with it?

Re: St Patrick's Day

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:10 am
by Irish-American
Wish I knew! Doing same thing, but to Americans in general it'll always be a drunkfest and they'll ring out, "TOPA THE MORNIN" TO YE!" And whip out the "Kiss ME I'M IRISH" shirts. Just what it is in our lovely part of the globe. Say, in Ireland it is about honoring the man who brought Christan heritage to the island. I'm not a catholic so I shat talk outta my place. As long as people choose to be ignorant of Irish life green beer shall mix with blood in streets of Boston. And their isn't much we can do about it. I blame John Ford wholly

Re: St Patrick's Day

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:10 am
by Dave Mooney
Sorry guys, the day is in recognition of the saint for school goers and the devout only these days. For some, again largely the school goers but also corporate advertisement, it's pick a theme and get a parade together. Then for some, it's drag the reluctant family down to the main street to stand in the rain to watch the face paints run off those that went to the trouble to get involved in the parade. For everyone else it is solely a piss-up!

...sept for me, I'm frickin working! Tell me this lads what mental case in the GAA decided to have their 125th Anniversary today of all days. I'm in for an over load of 'Ire-ish' culture either way. We have a 'thing' called 'Scór' in today to celebrate the anniversary with song, dance, poetry and trad music. Spare me!

It is worth a mention that the majority of re-enactors hate Paddy's Day because they hate parades...with something of a passion. We've all done a dozen too many of them by now.

Your teaching of the actual aim of the day will be nothing compared to the text I got at 7.21am this morning from a certain 'Dr. of folklore and Archaeology' that decided then was a good time to bring me up to speed on the fact that his 5th Century name was St. Cothraige! I was kinda sleeping!

Here's to green vomit in the streets!

Re: St Patrick's Day

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:51 pm
by Irish-American
So its really 41 shades of green Mr Mooney, eh? :D
I feel for ya. If I here "tis I fine day t' be Irish adam, don't ya know?" I'm kill someone!

Re: St Patrick's Day

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:20 pm
by Dave Mooney
On top of that today is an Indian Summer! The sun is splitting the rocks here and we're in doors in the dark!

Re: St Patrick's Day

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:00 pm
by bannerman
Wishing you,
Top of the morning, shamrogurery, plastic paddyness, danny boy,
when Irish eyes are smiling, there after me lucky charms,
shanninagans, tomfoolery, Tom Cruises accent in the movie "Far and
Away, likewise Julia Roberts accent in "Michael Collins" the wee
people stole me cabbage, begosh and begorrah, toor a loor a lah,
homophobic New York Parades. The Anchient Order of Hibernians, St.
Patrick himself (who was actualy Welsh!) darby o gill and the little
people, crock loads of gold, green beer, green hair, the wearing o the
green, johhny cash singing forty shades of green, more green,
g-r-e-e-n. G-R-E-E-N, GREEN!!!! and even more green....

AND many other things supposedly Irish that arent. Enjoy them all on
this St. Patricks day

Re: St Patrick's Day

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:22 pm
by Irish-American
*Tear* Patrick me lad, your poetry inspires the ages! Auld St. Paddy give those snakes a thumpin! Hoorh! :D

Re: St Patrick's Day

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:28 pm
by Irish-American
My school had green died apple suce for lunch and shamrock shaped chickennugets and the luch lady proclamed, 'This is what they eat in Ireland all the time!" Forzen food to ye on this day of St. Patrick!

Re: St Patrick's Day

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:04 pm
by Nerva
Hi Annie

I heard you were exposed to Shane last night. Did you watch this years parade?

Re: St Patrick's Day

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:07 pm
by Billy
Your teaching of the actual aim of the day will be nothing compared to the text I got at 7.21am this morning from a certain 'Dr. of folklore and Archaeology' that decided then was a good time to bring me up to speed on the fact that his 5th Century name was St. Cothraige! I was kinda sleeping!


who in behokey was that?
wasn't me. was it cathy?