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Happy Plastic Paddy Day

America is fucking insane about "I once smelt Irish Whiskey so I'm Offically Irish" Day.

Just don't get me started... the first time someone pinches me on St Pads for not wearing Green is the day I get arrested for beating someone with a nice Orange traffic cone "because I'm English and it's symbolic."


(previously posted as a comment in ms_violet's journal)


17th Mar, 2006 22:08 (UTC)
Hey, I go around explaining to people that they have the option to wear orange today. I never have figured out why it's all about the Catholics when there are tons of Protestants in this nation, too. (Nothing against the Catholics, but people glom onto the Irish part, not the "St. Patrick" part, so it makes no sense to me.)
17th Mar, 2006 22:20 (UTC)
Well, if you want to start a riot you can wear orange today.
18th Mar, 2006 04:28 (UTC)
Good one! :)
18th Mar, 2006 03:19 (UTC)
Well, Saint Patrick wasn't exactly Protestant.

By the way, that's the exact reason I'm wearing orange today.
18th Mar, 2006 04:36 (UTC)
It's all just silly in the end, except if you're truly Irish and living/lived it all. Honestly, when I first started saying anything about orange, it was because I was so frustrated with being pinched and punched over a holiday celebrated by people who were neither Irish nor Catholic and might as well have been mixing metaphors...
18th Mar, 2006 10:24 (UTC)
"traditionally" the Protestants are the English invaders. Sort of anyhow. Orange is more the colour of "the other side" so to speak. William of Orange and all that...

Hense the joke about the orange traffic cone of course...