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St. Patricks day.
« on: 17 March 2018, 19:19:42 »

Can anyone explain why in recent years the whole world (and I mean, the world) has gone mad over this non event ?
Its a mystery to me.  :-\ ::)
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #1 on: 17 March 2018, 19:32:15 »

Nope,sorry can't answer that.But if the English decided to celebrate St.Georges Day in the same fashion the whole world and its grandmother would claim we were being racist or something :-X
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #2 on: 17 March 2018, 19:34:40 »

Can anyone explain why in recent years the whole world (and I mean, the world) has gone mad over this non event ?
Its a mystery to me.  :-\ ::)
America. Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween, St. Patricks Day........if they do it big over there, it soon catches on here.
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #3 on: 17 March 2018, 20:24:51 »

The Yanks have always celebrated it in a big way in NYC, which although it seems to be a bit daft to me, is understandable, because half of them think they are Irish.
So, I get that bit, but its everywhere now. Someone on the radio this morning mentioned a large St Paddys celebration in Copenhagen, and I really don't get that.
And of course, its big in England too, but as said, it would be scorned upon, if the English celebrated their own patron saint in the same way.
I'm a fickin dinosaur. I just don't understand the way the world works any more.  ::)
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #4 on: 17 March 2018, 20:27:31 »

I do know that when I grew up in Norn Irn, it wasn't really a big thing. I'm no sure its even as big a thing in Ireland now as it is every where else, apart from Disney Dublin, where the tourists go.
I lived about 20 miles from his grave. I went once to take a look, out of curiosity, and that has been the extent of my interest in the whole thing.
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #5 on: 17 March 2018, 20:28:31 »

Well the Paddys had a nice result with the Rugby to celebrate St.Patricks Day.

Good on them ..thoroughly deserved the win and title
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #6 on: 17 March 2018, 20:29:19 »

That's the game with the strangely shaped ball, yes ?  :-\
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #7 on: 17 March 2018, 20:31:46 »

Liverpool is fickin bouncing from 10 in the morning till about 6 in the morning on St Patrick's day. By about 5 in the evening it's a half hour queue at the bar.
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #8 on: 17 March 2018, 20:38:22 »

Most of them think they are Paddys too.  ::) ;D
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #9 on: 17 March 2018, 20:42:35 »

Most of them think they are Paddys too.  ::) ;D
Yep. It's the same on 12th July. Most Scousers get pissed up on both days, shouting "Hang the Pope" on the 12th, and singing "E aye Billy was a bastard" on the 17th. It is a piss up, after all.  ;D
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #10 on: 17 March 2018, 20:54:11 »

Most of them think they are Paddys too.  ::) ;D
Yep. It's the same on 12th July. Most Scousers get pissed up on both days, shouting "Hang the Pope" on the 12th, and singing "E aye Billy was a bastard" on the 17th. It is a piss up, after all.  ;D


I've a proper reason for a piss up on 12th July: it's my birthday. Apparently my grandmother's reaction was that as an Orangeman, her father would have been pleased.
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #11 on: 17 March 2018, 22:12:18 »

Can anyone explain why in recent years the whole world (and I mean, the world) has gone mad over this non event ?
Its a mystery to me.  :-\ ::)
No mystery Albs , it's a business. The shrewd Irish have managed to capture (well almost) the world for this one day and commerce that that generates is enormous. Today , with the eyes of the world on them,virtually every sitting politician in the Irish Parliament is in another country milking every emotion remotely linked to "the auld country" and bringing home the bacon.
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #12 on: 17 March 2018, 23:00:43 »

Ironically St Patrick was a Brit.  :P
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #13 on: 17 March 2018, 23:17:53 »

Welsh iirc ? And he wasn't a Catholic either.  ;D
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #14 on: 18 March 2018, 10:42:42 »

Most of them think they are Paddys too.  ::) ;D
Yep. It's the same on 12th July. Most Scousers get pissed up on both days, shouting "Hang the Pope" on the 12th, and singing "E aye Billy was a bastard" on the 17th. It is a piss up, after all.  ;D

I'm surprised to learn there are scousers who drink alcohol. :)

Still, no harm done so long as the 'drinking days' are less in number than their 'bible reading days' :)
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #15 on: 18 March 2018, 11:06:38 »

Most of them think they are Paddys too.  ::) ;D
Yep. It's the same on 12th July. Most Scousers get pissed up on both days, shouting "Hang the Pope" on the 12th, and singing "E aye Billy was a bastard" on the 17th. It is a piss up, after all.  ;D

I'm surprised to learn there are scousers who drink alcohol. :)

Still, no harm done so long as the 'drinking days' are less in number than their 'bible reading days' :)
You can do both on the same day. In fact, it's positively recommended.
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #16 on: 18 March 2018, 17:18:49 »

Liverpool is fickin bouncing from 10 in the morning till about 6 in the morning on St Patrick's day. By about 5 in the evening it's a half hour queue at the bar.
Always thought that it was the capital of Ireland anyway. ;)
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Re: St. Patricks day.
« Reply #17 on: 18 March 2018, 18:11:47 »

We were asked if we wanted to dress up for St Patricks day at work. I thought, yeah why not. It had to be Irish related.

The balaclava I wore didn't go down too well.
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