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St. Patricks' Day. Irish Profiling.  
User currently offlinekevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

Ok, give the Irish their special day but why profile everyone named "Patrick" as being Irish? I named my son Patrick and now that he's 28, I find him subject to "Irish Profiling". Every March 17th, the poor kid is subject to stupid remarks like, "So where are you getting drunk at" or "where are you getting in a fight at" on St. Patricks Day. So maybe he has red curly hair, loves beer, potatoes, arguing and skrewing anything warm on two feet, doesn't make it right to be prejudice! This whole St. Patricks Day thing proliferates the misconception that the Irish are nuthin' but a race of drunken, potatoe eating, argumentative, freckle faced, red haired, over sexed, Patrick named lepricauns stealing your lucky charms! It's time we take a stand and dispell this injustice!

Here's to all ye Irish and anyone forsaken with the name Patrick on the 17th.


474218, Carl, You will be missed.
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User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Quoting kevinl1011 (Thread starter):
This whole St. Patricks Day thing proliferates the misconception that the Irish are nuthin' but a race of drunken, potatoe eating, argumentative, freckle faced, red haired, over sexed, Patrick named lepricauns stealing your lucky charms!

But it's true     

WrenchBender



Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24914 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1790 times:



Ah, to be sure, to be sure  



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26864 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Quoting kevinl1011 (Thread starter):
I find him subject to "Irish Profiling". Every March 17th, the poor kid is subject to stupid remarks like, "So where are you getting drunk at" or "where are you getting in a fight at" on St. Patricks Day.

Its certainly not like that in Ireland or the UK. In the USA they seem to go a bit overboard having spent 3 St Patricks Days in Austin/Boston/LA , its quite tacky over there compared to the celebrations in Dublin and more recently London.


User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Quoting kevinl1011 (Thread starter):
This whole St. Patricks Day thing proliferates the misconception that the Irish are nuthin' but a race of drunken, potatoe eating, argumentative, freckle faced, red haired, over sexed, Patrick named lepricauns stealing your lucky charms! It's time we take a stand and dispell this injustice!

Yes, but we have other qualities too ... although I'm not red-haired - or freckled (or a drinker for that matter), but I do like my spuds! As for argumentatative, I'd challenge anyone to say that I am!

Still, it is interesting that there are actually more German immigrants to the US than Irish immigrants, yet somehow we Irish are the only ones who have their national day celebrated! I think it's great and frankly, the more the merrier! As far as I'm concerned, the whole world gets to be Irish on St. Patrick's Day. Now, if only we could get a few more of those thousands celebrating St. Patrick's Day to take a trip to the old country ... we do need the business!


User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24914 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1692 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 4):
Still, it is interesting that there are actually more German immigrants to the US than Irish immigrants, yet somehow we Irish are the only ones who have their national day celebrated!

Would you celebrate if you were German?

Nope, didnt think so  



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26864 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

Quoting gkirk (Reply 5):
Would you celebrate if you were German?

Nope, didnt think so  

Ouch ......  


User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

The only people who get drunk for St. Patrick's day aren't Irish. Real Irish don't need an excuse.

Quoting gkirk (Reply 5):
Would you celebrate if you were German?

You see the occasional Oktoberfest dinner, but those always include sauerkraut, so I would be pleased to see them go.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Speaking of St. Patrick's Day, what's behind this whole notion behind pinching someone who isn't wearing green on that day. To me, that is stupid and I consider that as a simple assault under the law.

Can anyone explain the rationale behind the pinching??



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User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5573 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 4):
yet somehow we Irish are the only ones who have their national day celebrated!

Germany calls your one measly day, and raises you 16.



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User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26864 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 8):
Can anyone explain the rationale behind the pinching??

Another ''American'' tradition. Doesnt happen in Ireland.

The act of pinching on St. Patrick's day began in America with Irish settlers who tried to get their kids to behave by telling them that fairies would come pinch them.


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13968 posts, RR: 63
Reply 11, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 1):
Quoting kevinl1011 (Thread starter):
This whole St. Patricks Day thing proliferates the misconception that the Irish are nuthin' but a race of drunken, potatoe eating, argumentative, freckle faced, red haired, over sexed, Patrick named lepricauns stealing your lucky charms!

But it's true

WrenchBender

No, you are wrong. At least 70% of the irish are called Mick. At least it seemed to me when I lived in Ireland...   
And many are darkhaired, with blue eyes (Celtic influence, for an example see Liz Taylor, she is the type)

Jan


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13968 posts, RR: 63
Reply 12, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 4):
Still, it is interesting that there are actually more German immigrants to the US than Irish immigrants, yet somehow we Irish are the only ones who have their national day celebrated!

Well, celebrating German holidays went a bit out of fashion in the US after 1917.

Jan


User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26864 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Maybe they should celebrate the Rugby also as they wont be able to on Good Friday :

The long Good Friday for Irish drinkers

Munster v Leinster is a mouth-watering clash for any rugby fan, but most drinkers in the Irish Republic wanting to toast the Magners League fixture in a bar next month will have to leave the country.
It may be sponsored by a Tipperary cider company, but as the fixture has been scheduled for Good Friday, it has fallen foul of legal laws which prevent the opening of pubs on the Christian holy day.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8557818.stm


User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2149 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 4):
if only we could get a few more of those thousands celebrating St. Patrick's Day to take a trip to the old country ... we do need the business!

Lets just hope they never visit on St.Patricks Day for we shall never see them back here again!


User currently offlinekevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Reply 15, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Quoting gkirk (Reply 5):
Would you celebrate if you were German?

I'm half German, half Irish. Talk about being genetically pre-disposed to drink and argue.! At least my German half cleans up the mess afterward.

Quoting eicvd (Reply 14):
Lets just hope they never visit on St.Patricks Day for we shall never see them back here again!

Wow, I'll bet there's nothing worse than a bunch of drunken American tourists visiting a Pub in Ireland. You should put up posters all over town advertising half price drinks after 8pm in Belfast.

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 12):
Quoting kaitak (Reply 4):
Still, it is interesting that there are actually more German immigrants to the US than Irish immigrants, yet somehow we Irish are the only ones who have their national day celebrated!

Well, celebrating German holidays went a bit out of fashion in the US after 1917.

And even more so after 1947.   



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 16, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

Our typical traditon on St.Paddy's Day has been to go to Kelly O's for dinner and a pint or two, having been cursed with the name Patrick, my parents make the experience hell year after year  

Personally, St. Paddy's Day is one of my favourtie days of the year, I love the colour green, I love to drink beer and I love to eat. Plus its one of the few days a year you can actually mention the word "alcohol" with out offending someone.



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1596 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Americans have St Patricks day all wrong! If Im in work on Paddys day I see the US flights coming in and the Americans are dressed in green and think its all great etc, but its not such a big deal with us!

Im Irish my hair is more blonde, Ive got freckles, love beer, eats spuds alot but whats with the fighting? Its them across the water that do most of the fighting!


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