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Veronica Coquard
France
Local time: 13:32
French to English
Mar 17, 2008

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all, whether you are Irish the rest of the year or not...

...And a toast to your health!

(If you've got a favorite, please add it on.)

Here's to lying, cheating, stealing and drinking:
If you lie, lie to save a friend.
If you cheat, cheat death.
If you steal, steal a heart away.
If you drink, drink with me.

May the roof of this pub never fall in
and the friends gathered beneath it never fall out.

Here's to your coffin...
May it be built of 100 year old oaks which I will plant tomorrow.

May the sons of your daughters smile up in your face.

I've drunk to your health in the pubs,
I've drunk to your health in my home,
I've drunk to your health so many times,
that I've almost ruined my own.



[Edited at 2008-03-17 08:40]


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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The Pig Mar 17, 2008

Not sure if this is quite what you had in mind, but it's about an Irishman drinking, so here goes:

THE PIG

One evening in October,
When I was far from sober,
And dragging home a load with manly pride,
My feet began to stutter, so I lay down in the gutter,
And a pig came up and parked right by my side.
Then I warbled, “Its fair weather
When good fellows get together”,
Till a lady passing by was heard to say:
“You can tell a man who boozes
By the company he chooses!”
Then the pig got up, and slowly walked away.


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Veronica Coquard
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Excellent, Jack! Mar 17, 2008

Free-form hommage to the Irish - no rules apply!

Limericks welcome, too.


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Jalapeno
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... Mar 17, 2008

I'm terribly sorry to spoil the celebrations, but you're actually two days late. St. Patrick's Day was celebrated on the 15th this year, so it wouldn't fall into the Holy Week.



[Edited at 2008-03-17 14:53]


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Beatriz Galiano
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I love it Mar 17, 2008

“You can tell a man who boozes
By the company he chooses!”
Then the pig got up, and slowly walked away.


Jack, I just love this one since the moment I first read it, thanks for bringing it back to mind,

beatrix


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Veronica Coquard
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Ne'er ye mind Mar 17, 2008

Johannes Irmer wrote:

I'm terribly sorry to spoil the celebrations, but you're actually two days late. St. Patrick's Day was celebrated on the 15th this year, so it wouldn't fall into the Holy Week.



[Edited at 2008-03-17 14:53]


I just got confirmation that you are right... The Catholic church moved St Patty's day to avoid it from falling on the same day as "Holy Monday".

But ne'er ye mind. Today is the saint day of Patrick, so we'll make do. Always have!

[Edited at 2008-03-17 15:40]


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NancyLynn
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The full story on St. Patrick`s Day and an early Easter in 2008 Mar 17, 2008

(but they don`t mention that it`s also a Leap Year..)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7300466.stm

Nancy


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xxxJPW  Identity Verified
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Toast this! Mar 17, 2008

MAY YOU BE IN HEAVEN....
HALF AN HOUR BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD!

There you are, short and sweet. Just like me.

I was wondering how long it would take for someone to post something with an Irish flavour...

I have another, better toast, but it might not be appropriate to publish it here, so I won't (can't).

Sláinte, a 'chuile dhuine.

PS: Johannes is absolutely right about the 'date' of St Pat's this year: we all got air-locked on Saturday...but sure, any oul' excuse'll do!



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Madeleine MacRae Klintebo  Identity Verified
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Only one day late according to my radio station Mar 17, 2008

Johannes Irmer wrote:
I'm terribly sorry to spoil the celebrations, but you're actually two days late. St. Patrick's Day was celebrated on the 15th this year, so it wouldn't fall into the Holy Week.


[Edited at 2008-03-17 14:53]

Capital Gold spent all day yesterday mentioning how Paddy day was celebrated "today" (yesterday) because of Holy Week starting today. Anyroads, I've still seen quite a few green/orange pieces of headgear today...


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Taylor Kirk  Identity Verified

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Did everyone wear green? Mar 17, 2008

PINCH PINCH

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nruddy  Identity Verified
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Church holiday v. bank holiday Mar 17, 2008

The church holiday was celebrated on the 15th this year but people had a day off today,I think.

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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Two for the price of one Mar 18, 2008

I'm sure the Irish will be celebrating both dates with great enthusiasm.

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Binnur Tuncel van Pomeren  Identity Verified
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Thanks for these beautiful poems... Mar 18, 2008

I am sure as well Jack, the Irish are not the only ones that will enjoy celebrating no matter when.

These poems made my day (even though I don't know what St. Patrick's Day means - I will check the link Nancy wrote though- ) God bless him though, if he can light our souls with such poems and toasts to friendship or friendly accomplices.

May the everyday of our life filled with St. Patrick's days and thank you verslanglais for your thread!

Binnur


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Veronica Coquard
France
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My pleasure! Mar 18, 2008

Binnur Tuncel van Pomeren wrote:

May the everyday of our life filled with St. Patrick's days and thank you verslanglais for your thread!

Binnur


Luck of the Irish to you!


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Veronica Coquard
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A last toast Mar 18, 2008

May your heart be light and happy,
May your smile be big and wide,
And may your pockets always have
a coin or two inside!


And if you spent your last coin on a round for your friends last night, remember...


It is better to spend money like there's no tomorrow
than to spend tonight like there's no money!


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