Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Erin go Bragh!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to ye Irish socks. Aw, heck, Happy St. Patrick's Day to ye non-Irish socks, too. Why not?!

That being said, yours truly has something of a reputation as a trivia geek. Probably the result of trying to learn something new every day. Today's tidbit for the "never knew that before file":

St. Patrick's official color is BLUE, not green. Always has been, apparently. The wearin' o' the green isn't symbolic of our patron saint, at all. Instead, it became popular in the 18th Century when the Irish began wearing shamrocks in their lapels (and elsewhere!) to show support for the country's independence from Britain.

But, don't think that's going to save you if all you're wearin' is blue today. I'm still (selectively) pinching people who aren't sporting something green. So, consider yourselves forewarned!

Now, pass the corned beef and cabbage . . .

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