Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day 2012

St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow, and...

We have already started drinking.

We have nothing else to say here.


Did you know...

The 'luck of the Irish' is an ironic phrase. The Irish have been, and are a spectacularly unlucky race. The "luck of the Irish" is BAD luck, as any reading of Irish history will document. When I did my Master's thesis on Irish references in the American language, I found the original and proper use of this irony goes clear back to the Old Country and migrated to America early on. Nowadays many speakers and writers -- even the supposedly erudite ones -- misuse the phrase to imply GOOD luck. Let these misinformed (and misinforming) folks eat only potatoes for a few decades -- if any potatoes can grow in their fields.

Editor's Note:

We totally stole that tidbit from another website. None of us have a
Master's degree in anything. Unless beer counts?


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Thanks for the input. Keep it real.