Paddy’s Not Patty’s, Assholes! :) Standard Student: “Are you wearing green because it’s St. Patrick’s Day?” Me: “Yup.” Student: “What does the green stand for?” Me: “Avarice, envy, and gangrene.” Student: “Huh?” Me: “The beautiful, rolling green hills of Ireland.” Student: “Oh.” Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLinkedInPinterestTumblrRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
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My Pagan friend doesn’t like St. Patrick very much, accusing him of slaughtering “…the entire Pagan, Druid, Goddess worshiping matriarchal communities of Ireland.” So I teased her this morning by sending her a text that said “Oh, it’s St. P’rick’s Day, isn’t it?” It seemed somewhat heretical, but I feel like I’m Irish enough to pull it off…
Sigh…I’m not sure that’s exactly how that story goes, there. But bravo for pissing her off. 🙂 I do wish St. Brigid’s was more the thing…she was rather revolutionary.
I get crap if I call my hubby Patty, he’s Irish and named Patrick, his Father always called him Paddy, his brother was Micky, and he (his father) is the one in the picture! LOL…
What gets me nuts is when my Irish cousins make that mistake. SERIOUSLY!? YOU’RE ONE OF US!
One that gets me is the word “Stew” as in a name then pronounced “Shtew” for the food…he gives me shit over that one all the time! LOL…
“Avarice, envy, and gangrene.” But no snakes, right.
Snakes! I forgot about the make believe snakes!
Never forget the snakes! 🙂
I always said I had on green underwear so I wouldn’t get pinched!
You’re lucky they didn’t require proof.
Didn’t keep them from asking for proof… I shall plead the 5th whether or not I obliged! 😉