You have to wear green on St. Patrick's Day or you'll get pi

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22 Nov 2017, 9:01 am

You have to wear green on St. Patrick's Day or you'll get pinched. Who invented this cruel idea?



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22 Nov 2017, 9:14 am

Where?
I mean where are you, not where do they pinch, which does sound horrible.



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22 Nov 2017, 9:23 am

They pinch you right in the shillelagh!



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22 Nov 2017, 10:30 am

A shellelagh is a club that sort of like a boomerang.



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22 Nov 2017, 10:39 am

The Irish take a very hands-on approach when it comes to flirting.



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22 Nov 2017, 10:50 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
A shellelagh is a club that sort of like a boomerang.

A boomerang?
http://fightland.vice.com/blog/real-iri ... t-stomping


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22 Nov 2017, 10:57 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
A shellelagh is a club that sort of like a boomerang.


A shillelagh was (and still is) a type club called a cudgel made out of blackthorn. But after the clubs were outlawed, they were lengthened and disguised as walking sticks. I know this because I own one. A real one from Ireland.



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22 Nov 2017, 11:01 am

I think it’s supposed to have magical powers in the hands of a leprechaun.



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22 Nov 2017, 11:27 am

I think you're suppose to beat the leprechaun with one so he gives up the treasure.Tricky little buggers they are.


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22 Nov 2017, 1:15 pm

I've never been pinched on St. Patrick's day for not wearing green. Which is good, because I HATE wearing green. I don't think this form of harassment is common or well-known where I live. It's probably more of an Irish-American thing.

If anyone even tried it I'd be screaming like another Irish mythical being: a banshee. When a banshee screams, it's supposed to be because someone is dying or about about to die. :twisted:



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22 Nov 2017, 4:13 pm

EzraS wrote:
kraftiekortie wrote:
A shellelagh is a club that sort of like a boomerang.


A shillelagh was (and still is) a type club called a cudgel made out of blackthorn. But after the clubs were outlawed, they were lengthened and disguised as walking sticks. I know this because I own one. A real one from Ireland.



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22 Nov 2017, 7:16 pm

It seems that in folklore a lot of fairy-type creatures that are mischievous like to pinch humans who can't see them, and then the humans swat at the spot thinking it was an insect that bit them, and are puzzled when they see nothing there.

But pinching hurts so it's not funny, it's mean.



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22 Nov 2017, 7:21 pm

In Australia, if you don't wear green you have to buy the beers.


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22 Nov 2017, 7:24 pm

Also, if you wear a hat into the public bar you have to buy the beers.
Australians will use any premise to get free beers, really.


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22 Nov 2017, 8:54 pm

I have no idea, but it doesn't happen here. I first saw it on The Simpsons.


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