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Dawno
03-17-2006, 08:41 AM
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Sláinte!

September skies
03-17-2006, 09:03 AM
cool - green sparklies!

If any of you aren't wearing green -- I'm gonna pinch you!

Shadow_Ferret
03-17-2006, 09:06 AM
*hoists his scotch* Yay! St. Paddy's Day.

Oh, wait.

Dawno
03-17-2006, 09:07 AM
LOL! ok, for you it's "Sláinte mhath!"

Optimus
03-17-2006, 09:39 AM
Pogue mo thoin....um...No!

I mean...uh...

Eirann go brach!

;)


Happy St. Patrick's Day to the actual Irish, us Irish descendants, and all you who just want an excuse to get drunk for the day (not that I'll be getting drunk, but I also won't be eating any blood pudding/sausage, either. Ugh...I hate that stuff worse than I hate cabbage).

I will be hoisting a pint o' Guinness or Murphy's after work, though.

Hugs and kisses,
Shane (aka Opty)

JAlpha
03-17-2006, 09:50 AM
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Maiden name, Daley--born and raised in Chicago, but no relation to the "Daley's" Now I live in Georgia, and I can't convince anyone to help me dye the Chattahoochee River green; so I'll just have to settle for sprinkling some green mineral crystals and shamrocks into my bath water.



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September skies
03-17-2006, 09:53 AM
OH! I just remembered - I'm part Irish. (my dad was quarter Irish)

Why do the Irish eat such weird stuff?
And why does everyone feel like they have to make everything green before eating it?

My daughter has a "culture enlightment activity" planned for tomorrow at school (aka: party - but they can't use that word in class) -- and everyone is taking green foods and green (non-alcoholic) drinks.

poetinahat
03-17-2006, 09:54 AM
Pogue mo thoin....um...No!
...
Hugs and kisses,
Shane (aka Opty)
I should've known you'd be a Pogues fan.

Common ground, at last! *sniff* Pass the whiskey, boyo.

Godfather
03-17-2006, 01:09 PM
Why do the Irish eat such weird stuff?


we do???

news to me!


and opti, its póg mo thóin

and poet isteach sa hat, the pogues are an english band.

dahmnait
03-17-2006, 02:36 PM
Beannachtai na Feile Padraig


When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
So, let's all get drunk, and go to heaven!
~Irish Drinking Toast


Sla'inte

Carole
03-17-2006, 03:39 PM
MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU,
MAY THE WIND BE ALWAYS AT YOUR BACK
MAY THE SUN SHINE UPON YOUR FACE
THE RAINS FALL SOFT UPON YOUR FIELDS
AND, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN,
MAY GOD HOLD YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND

Christine N.
03-17-2006, 06:09 PM
YEAH! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you.

And no, despite my hubby's begging, I will NOT be making corned beef and cabbage. I hate cabbage - the smell of it, the texture, all of it. Ack. I will eat saurkraut occasionally, like on a reuben, and coleslaw, if it's GOOD coleslaw, but I'm pretty much turned off by boiled cabbage. I also destest Haggis and blood pudding.

Maybe I'll make a nice shepherds pie and call it a day.

I also hate Guinness. And I've had it in Dublin, half a mile from the brewery. Still don't like it. But then, I'm not a big beer drinker anyway. Although, I just found out that if you drink a Guinness, and you happen to be a nursing mother, you'll produce twice as much breastmilk.

Wish I had known THAT three years ago, when I gave birth to a ten pound baby and was beating my head against a wall trying to catch up with the little butterball.

As the plaque next to my door says "Ceade mile Failte"

Slainte!

Maryn
03-17-2006, 06:13 PM
I've donned me orange and I'll fight the lot of you...

Maryn, the former Shelagh McCauley of the Kerry McCauleys

PattiTheWicked
03-17-2006, 06:17 PM
I'm just going to don a kilt and throw a haggis at y'all as a last desperate act of Scottish rebellion.

patti the highlander

Haggis
03-17-2006, 06:31 PM
I'm just going to don a kilt and throw a haggis at y'all as a last desperate act of Scottish rebellion.



How'd I get involved in all of this? http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/eek.gif

awatkins
03-17-2006, 06:47 PM
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!

< -- is always wearing the green. ;)

And may I say, O'Dawno, that's an extremely good look for you! Very sparkly, too. :D

dahmnait
03-17-2006, 06:53 PM
I'm just going to don a kilt and throw a haggis at y'all as a last desperate act of Scottish rebellion.

patti the highlanderAh, but as a Scot, you most assuredly have a wee bit o' Irish in you too.
;)

William Haskins
03-17-2006, 06:55 PM
and poet isteach sa hat, the pogues are an english band.

bite your tongue. we can agree that they're anglo-irish in composition, but they're all irish stylistically and content-wise.

don't make me swim across the atlantic.

Yeshanu
03-17-2006, 07:31 PM
If any of you aren't wearing green -- I'm gonna pinch you!

All right, already! I changed my shirt to a green one. Happy now?

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Dawno
03-17-2006, 07:33 PM
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May God be with you and bless you,
May you see your children's children,
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

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May God grant you many years to live,
For sure He must be knowing
The earth has angels all too few
And heaven is overflowing.




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maestrowork
03-17-2006, 07:35 PM
I feel an Irish today.

dahmnait
03-17-2006, 07:37 PM
Hey now! :e2slap:

Angela
03-17-2006, 07:46 PM
Ah, but as a Scott, you most assuredly have a wee bit o Irish in you too.
;)

True, true, true! I might have this a little confused (it's been a while....) but the Picts were the people who were FIRST in Scotland, but a band of Irish people went to Scotland and settled there, and they're the ones who became known as Scotsmen. If I'm not mistaken, this is why many people of the Clan MacDonald also have Irish heritage if they go far enough back.

If I have that backwards regarding which group was known as the Picts, and which group was known as the Scots, please correct me. As I said, it's been quite some time since I used that information on a regular basis.

tiny
03-17-2006, 07:47 PM
Ray, if you're feeling an irish maybe you should take it over to the HOL....

Angela
03-17-2006, 07:47 PM
I feel an Irish today.

Just this once.........:e2kissy: but never again!! :tongue

Stew21
03-17-2006, 07:47 PM
Happy St. Pats! I'm wearing camo pants today, they're green, right? That counts!

I don't pinch - we have sexual harassment laws in my office...
now after work...well that's another story!


And later tonight: I will be the one who falls for all the buttons saying "Kiss me I'm Irish"...only to find out later that they are not! I hate when I do that! ;)

Godfather
03-17-2006, 07:53 PM
bite your tongue. we can agree that they're anglo-irish in composition, but they're all irish stylistically and content-wise.

don't make me swim across the atlantic.

hey haskins, back up yo.

their music is very irish, but they themselves are english, or were born in england.

thus, i was right in the first place,
henceforth.. haha.

tá práta ort,
agus is maith leat buachaillí agus leithreas.

Jaycinth
03-17-2006, 08:46 PM
I don't look good in green. I don't own much. I let my daughter wear my only green outfit to school. She also has my green eyeliner. I forgot I had green nailpolish. All I have is this green pen. ( I don't even have money in my...oh well, ok I got a $5.)

SIGH::::::::::::::::::::::: Next year?

Dawno
03-17-2006, 08:50 PM
Here's a good saying for today:

Sláinte chuig na fir, agus go mairfidh na mná go deo.

Health to the men and may the women live forever :)

Shadow_Ferret
03-17-2006, 09:01 PM
I don't speak Irish but how about:


May the leprechauns be near you to spread luck along your way. And may all the Irish angels smile upon you on St. Patrick's Day.

rekirts
03-17-2006, 09:02 PM
I play a lot of Irish music on my flute including quite a few tunes composed by Turlough O'Carolan, an Irish harpist.



At one point a doctor advised Carolan to stop drinking for a period of time. Complying with this, Carolan began to feel worse instead of better. He then found a doctor who gave him the opposite advice whereupon Carolan spirits immediately became "lively and cheerful". He composed the following poem (translated from the Gaelic).

He's a fool who give over the liquor,
It softens the skinflint at once,
It urges the slow coach on quicker,
Gives spirit and brains to the dunce.
The man who is dumb as a rule
Discovers a great deal to say,
While he who is bashful since Yule
Will talk in an amorous way.
It's drink that uplifts the poltroon
To give battle in France and in Spain,
Now here is an end of my turn-
And fill me that bumper again! If you can stand listening to midi files, the site with the biography that I quote from above also has bunch of his tunes on it:http://www.contemplator.com/carolan/caroltun.html#top

Medievalist
03-17-2006, 09:06 PM
We don't know about when the Picts arrived, or who was "first" in Ireland. It's a huge issue. The current leading theory is that there were many many small migrations over thousands of years.

We do know that Scotland was settled by folk from Ireland who spoke a Goidelic Celtic language (i.e. like Gaelic or Manx) rather than a Brytonic language (like Welsh or Cornish or Breton).

The Picts spoke a Brythonic language. We know this from the very small bits of Pictish we have left, mostly names and a very few inscriptions.

But it gets more complicated.

After the large migration of Goidelic speakers to Scotland from Ireland, there was a slightly smaller migration of Brythonic speakers from Wales; they settled in the Strthclyde area.

Medievalist
03-17-2006, 09:07 PM
I don't speak Irish but how about:


May the leprechauns be near you to spread luck along your way. And may all the Irish angels smile upon you on St. Patrick's Day.

Leprechauns are originally aquatic fertility sorts; small in stature with, apparently, very well-endowed men.

Yes, medieval Irish literature filthy; why do you ask?

writerterri
03-17-2006, 09:19 PM
Kiss me I'm foolish!



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Off to get some cabbage and corn beef...

Stew21
03-17-2006, 09:28 PM
I just realized what would have Irish Catholics all over the country concerned today:
It's Lent - no traditional corned beef and cabbage for St. Pat's...its a Friday Fish day! SHOOT!!!

William Haskins
03-17-2006, 09:34 PM
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Dawno
03-17-2006, 09:35 PM
Corned Mackerelly (http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards/mackerelly.html) and Rosy Perfection Salad (http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards/rosyperfection.html)!

Susie
03-17-2006, 09:37 PM
Roses are red
Violets are serene
Everyone here
Is either a king or queen.
And on this special
St. Patty's Day
Hope great things
Are coming your way.
Eat, drink and be merry
And do it up right.
Hope you're having fun
Morning, noon and night!


:Cake: :popcorn: :Guitar: :partyguy: :TheWave: :Cake:

Maryn
03-17-2006, 11:27 PM
I just realized what would have Irish Catholics all over the country concerned today:
It's Lent - no traditional corned beef and cabbage for St. Pat's...its a Friday Fish day! SHOOT!!!There have been at least two stories in the local paper about the biship giving area Catholics a pass today on the no-meat thing.

There's still time for y'all to make it here by dinner. (However, I'm serving fish and we're not Catholic...)

Maryn, grilling sea scallops this evening

Carole
03-18-2006, 03:00 AM
I've been listening to a little Gaelic music today. My favorite, I think, is the Rankin Family. They're just fun.

Dawno
03-18-2006, 03:12 AM
Me too! But I'm listening to James Galway and the Chieftans doing a lovely instrumental right now.

dahmnait
03-18-2006, 03:32 AM
I just realized what would have Irish Catholics all over the country concerned today:
It's Lent - no traditional corned beef and cabbage for St. Pat's...its a Friday Fish day! SHOOT!!!Corned beef isn't traditional. In fact, it is not even Irish. ;) Bacon and cabbage soup (http://soup.allrecipes.com/AZ/100378.asp) or good ole' Irish stew (http://maindish.allrecipes.com/az/100292.asp) would be more "traditional". If one must make Corned Beef, than you should try this (http://beef.allrecipes.com/az/GinnssCrndBf.asp). mmmm

As for me, I prefer to prepare my St. Patrick's day meal the real Irish way...I pour it.

Christine N.
03-18-2006, 03:34 AM
Many dioceases (man, I know that's wrong - dioceasei?) have given permission for corned beef to be eaten today - just do something else to make up for it.

Medievalist
03-18-2006, 03:43 AM
I have to confess I am fond of both soda bread and colcannon. I even like the bread with caraway seeds and raisins.

dahmnait
03-18-2006, 04:04 AM
I have to confess I am fond of both soda bread and colcannon. I even like the bread with caraway seeds and raisins.I am gluten free so I can no longer eat soda bread :cry: but colcannon or champ, that is good food.



ETA: For all my talk, I can't drink beer either. :cry: :cry: :cry: Whiskey still pours though.

Optimus
03-18-2006, 11:32 AM
and opti, its póg mo thóin



eh..I was off by two letters. My Irish is rusty.

And, I have no idea how to get those little thingies above the letters when I type it out.

Godfather
03-18-2006, 02:20 PM
eh..I was off by two letters. My Irish is rusty.

And, I have no idea how to get those little thingies above the letters when I type it out.

they're 'fadas' hold alt gr and the vowel you want to have a fada over it.


you know, i often listen to irish music (luke kelly, fureys, planxty and whatnot) a lot of the time, but on patricks day, i wound up listening to the white stripes, from detroit and this texan guy called johnny dowd.

i heard no irish music yesterday.



and william, i couldnt have put it better myself.

astonwest
03-18-2006, 05:42 PM
There have been at least two stories in the local paper about the biship giving area Catholics a pass today on the no-meat thing.
Always good for a chuckle...

veinglory
03-18-2006, 08:35 PM
I hope you had a good day of it--can you guess which one is me?

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LightShadow
03-18-2006, 09:49 PM
St. Paddy's day? Ah, a great day for Mexican Food.

astonwest
03-19-2006, 01:45 AM
I had Ramen noodles myself...