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PADDY'S Day 2014

Postby Arnie » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:52 am

All of you have a great time on this years Paddy's Day. Me, I am working but have 4 very cold Guinness in the fridge for when I am not.

Arnie :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: (its the only one GREEN)

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Re: PADDY'S Day 2014

Postby ALAN SIMPER » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:32 am

don't get all the Paddy day crap, I find it very strange that a country, i.e. England celebrate a patron saint from another country more than they do their own. probably sums up what is completely wrong with the UK. loss of national identity, another point southern Ireland is not even part of the UK, might as well start celebrating Nelson Mandela day, oh I forgot we do that as well.
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Re: PADDY'S Day 2014

Postby Mac McNulty » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:21 am

Hi Al,

I don't think the English celebrate it I certainly don't even with the name McNulty most just get caught up with the Irish celebrating and its any excuse to have a drink!

To honest I just do not see the point!

Cheers

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Re: PADDY'S Day 2014

Postby Bill Bentley » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:55 am

Arnie,

when I was state side they had really big Paddy Day celebrations with green beer, ugh ! Just the thought reminds me of the hangover. Can't say that I have ever noticed it going on anywhere else and that's good so !

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Re: PADDY'S Day 2014

Postby PINKY » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:14 pm

Huge over here, kids encouraged to wear green at school.
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Re: PADDY'S Day 2014

Postby Bob_H » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:38 pm

I was in Portugal several years back and visited an Irish Bar in Vilamoura on St Patrick's night. What a fantastic evening - the atmosphere and the music was non-stop - I'd recommend it to anyone. We (English) do of course have our own St Georges day but it seems to come and go with a whimper - 'suppose that's our own fault. :(
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Re: PADDY'S Day 2014

Postby Arnie » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:11 am

Al and All,

as you may have surmised from many of my submissions to the site I am neither religious nor am I passionately patriotic, but will always be an Englishman, and almost as much a Yorkshire lad, but I fell into what has been a problem for the Irish from time immemorial, after serving 6 years there I quickly became 'more' Irish than the Irish. This has been an unfortunate consequence for the Irish people since a raiding party called into Wales shortly after the departure from Britain of the Romans. (4th or 5th Century) (Note: Historically speaking, they attacked Britain first). The raiding party captured an ex-Roman slave called Particus (No, not Sparticus) and took him back to Ireland. Some short time later he escaped and went to Scotland where he studied under St Columbus before returning to Ireland to convert the populous to Catholicism. (Etymologically speaking: It only struck me a short time ago that Ireland is the greatest descriptive word for the country. The Collins English dictionary defines "IRE" as 'ire n. anger, wrath - irascibility - irascible a. hot-tempered - irascibly adv. irate a. angry. Therefore IREland) The Irish people's problem was, however, that from the Normans visit in 1174 (in the guise of the Earl of Pembroke, called Strongbow by the Irish because they did not have such technological weapons as the bow and arrows) onwards, all the people visiting, and unfortunately staying, were right bastards. I do not exclude anyone from that statement. Protestants, under ER 1, Cromwell, possibly the worst, and so on and so forth.
I could go on ad nauseum but will finish this part of the sermon by saying, yes, many people worldwide celebrate St Patrick's Day because it is so well known and the way the radio plays Irish songs all day brings to mind what day it is.
It is our fault (the English) who are to blame for not celebrating as much St George's Day. If you all feel so about it get out there and celebrate. By the way what day is St George's Day?????

Arnie :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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Re: PADDY'S Day 2014

Postby Bill Bentley » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:01 pm

Arnie, Al & All,

I'm guessing that Arnie wrote that after drinking all four Guinness's in one swig.

Irre in German means 'crazy, insane, mad, mental' and so would support your idea and as both our languages stem from Latin we can assume that the Romans also had a particular view of the Irish. Having just done a 'Noahs Arc search' I found under IRRE the 'Institute for Research and Reform in Education' which just about puts things in to perspective :? .

As for St George, as Rick once pointed out, he was probably a Roman or one of their captive warriors. I have seen statues of The Dragon Killer all over the world so quite what he has to do with us English is at best vague, so why should we celebrate him ?

Perhaps we should pay homage to a real English icon like King Arthur (if he ever really existed), were he not most likely a member of the same club as George the Dragon Slayer, a Roman or one of their captive subjects that remained in England when the Romans lost control.

What about Robin Hood (if he also ever really existed) who legend says resisted the Saxons with great success, but was he not an Angle ... another German tribe that had previously crept into England ? No, it would have to be a real person and an English icon.

Ok, Richard Lion Heart, but he couldn't even speak English ... being a Frog and he only ever spent about six months in England preferring his residence in France ... when he wasn't murdering Moslem's in their homeland.

Henry VIII, a man that history will never forget ! A playboy with a sharp sword who would and did do anything for a son. It is said that Henry was so fat when he died that his body wouldn't even fit into his coffin, attempts to force him in caused his body to burst and the stink was disgusting. Saint Henry, no thanks !

Now I have it, Elizabeth the first, 'the virgin queen', who proclaimed that she 'is married to England'. Does it really matter that she was probably the first 'drag queen', a male without any balls, despite which she employed some pretty good pirates and advanced the status of England while other nations struggled with themselves.

Or ...

What about Queen Victoria, if we forget about Albert the German cousin that she married and if we ignore that her mother was also a German, at least her father George III was born in England and spoke English as his first language. I can't think of any negative stories about Vicky, 'grandmother of Europe'. She reigned during a period when England ruled the world and so if England needs a patron Saint, Vicky gets my vote before George :wink: .
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Re: PADDY'S Day 2014

Postby Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:16 pm

Bill
I thought George was a Turk. From a previous delve I think he is the Patron Saint of 14 countries. Victoria now theres a thought but wasent she banging a Jock.
We have got Liz 2 do we need anyone else.
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Re: PADDY'S Day 2014

Postby Bob_H » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:59 pm

A question:

What is the difference between Royal mail vans in England and Royal Mail vans in Scotland?
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Re: PADDY'S Day 2014

Postby Bill Bentley » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:14 pm

Not sure but I remember being asked as a lad ... 'What's red and throbs between your knees' the answer was a GPO motorbike. Is that perhaps also the answer to your question Bob ... ?

Phil,
which history books have you been reading ? In my library, next to Robinson Cruso in Paradise, George the Dragon Slayer was turking the dragon :lol: .

Saints have to be dead and as for Vicky screwing a Jock, well, wasn't that a pass-time of all English monarchs ?

QEII reigns ... on and on and on, bless her cotton socks. Though I sometimes feel sorry for Chas, would like to have served under a King and for all of his strange ways he's ahead of his time with regard to environmental issues. Anybody ever read his book 'Harmony', quite an eye opener for the uninitiated :shock: .

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Re: PADDY'S Day 2014

Postby tigger » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:44 am

As a Contender for National Saint what about

Francis Drake of the Armarda fame - Saved the Country in danger from the Armada

Or Nelson destroyed the french fleet at Traffalger

Or Wellington defeated Napoleon

But my personal choise would be WINSTON CHURCHILL there is an example of a True Englishman

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Re: PADDY'S Day 2014

Postby Bob_H » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:22 pm

Bob_H wrote:A question:
What is the difference between Royal mail vans in England and Royal Mail vans in Scotland?


English have 'E II R' added, Scottish don't.
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Re: PADDY'S Day 2014

Postby Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:42 pm

Is that because there to tight to change it when the monarchy changes.
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Re: PADDY'S Day 2014

Postby ALGY CAIN » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:18 pm

She is Liz the 1st of Scotland, our Liz the 1st was on the throne before unification.


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