Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday Words - St. Paddy's Day Style

Happy Hump Day and St. Paddy's Day my friends!  I thought I would amuse you with some facts about St. Patrick's Day since I didn't really have a post prepared otherwise! LOL  Enjoy! :o)

 1.  Do you know why we pinch people who forget to wear Green on St. Patrick's Day? 

Its an American tradition... in the 1700s, they thought if you wore green, it made you invisible to the Leprechauns, which was good because they would pinch anyone they could see.  So the pinching is to warn and remind you about the Leprechauns. {via yahoo}  (Ironically, some people who live in the Northeast apparently have never heard of this tradition - we were beginning to think it was a Southern thing - LOL)

2.  Was St. Patrick really an Irishman?

St. Patrick was the patron saint of alcoholic Irishmen.  Praying to him on a certain day was said to cure liver disease and keep leprechauns out of your wife's knickers. {via yahoo}

3.  Is St. Patrick's Day only celebrated in the United States?

No.  Its the only national day celebrated world wide.  {via yahoo}

And here are 25 quotes I just came across on Google for even more of your amusement:

1.  If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky enough! –Irish saying

2.  Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers. –Unknown

3.  Here’s to a long life and a merry one.

A quick death and an easy one, A pretty girl and an honest one, A cold beer – and another one!
– St. Patrick’s Day Toast

4.  It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there’s no money! –Irish toast

5.  An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth. –Irish saying

6.  There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were. –Irish saying

7.  Irish diplomacy is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip. –Irish saying

8.  An Irishman has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy. –Irish saying

9.  The Irish forgive their great men when they are safely buried. –Irish saying

10.  Anyone acquainted with Ireland knows that the morning of St. Patrick’s Day consists of the night of the seventeenth of March flavored strongly with the morning of the eighteenth. –Uknown

11.  May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you, wherever you go.
       -Irish blessing

12.  Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck. –Unknown

13.  A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. –Unknown

14.  The list of Irish saints is past counting; but in it all no other figure is so human, friendly, and lovable as St. Patrick – who was an Irishman only by adoption. –Stephen Gwynn

15.  St. Patrick… one of the few saints whose feast day presents the opportunity to get determinedly whacked and make a fool of oneself all under the guise of acting Irish. –Charles M. Madigan

16.  May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, but never catch up. –Irish saying

17.  May your home always be too small to hold your friends. –Irish toast

18.  May your glass be ever full, may the roof over your head be always strong, and may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.  —Irish prayer

19.  May you never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten. –Irish blessing

20.  In Heaven there is no beer that’s why we drink it here! –Irish saying

21.  May God bless and keep in good health your enemies’ enemies. –Irish blessing

22.  May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past. –Irish saying

23.  Here’s to you and yours and to mine and ours. And if mine and ours ever come across to you and yours, I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours as mine and ours have done for you and yours! –Irish toast

24.  May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. –Irish saying

25.  Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord-and it makes you miss him. –Irish saying

Well, there you have it - interesting facts and quotes that I bet you didn't know before this morning.  I hope I was able to prepare you for today with all of these and that you can now go and amuse your co-workers and friends! :o)  Personally, I WISH I were staying home today as I always dread the holidays like this due to all of the people who flock into the City for the St. Patrick's Day parade right.down.5th.Avenue - where I work - UGH!!!  Maybe today I will take my camera and see if I can get a few shots of it all instead of staying at my desk.  It is supposed to be a gorgeous and sunny 65 to 68 degrees today so I should really take advantage of it, huh?!  

Have a great day my peeps and don't forget to wear Green so the other little Leprechauns don't pinch you ! :o)  Maybe tomorrow I will have some pictures to show you if I venture out at lunch today.

Lots of love and kisses, 


  1. "keep leprechauns out of your wife's knickers"....hehe...that one has me giggling like crazy!!!

  2. Is that what I felt before? I knew I should have choosen to wear green today. Some amusing facts. Happy St Patricks to you or as my bro-in-law would say Happy 'Guiness' Day.

  3. Have a wonderful St Pats day my friend

    bif ole irish hugs for you today:)

  4. A thorough post, Trac, and I liked #24.
    Happy St Patrick's Day:O)
    Big Hugs!

  5. Great quotes - love the first one! Don't think my son has too much Irish in him, but with his red hair he can probably pretend to be when he is older! :)


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