a little green leprechaun

March 17, 2016 11:20am CST
I don't get St Patrick's Day. The whole world becomes green and Irish, with little leprechauns bouncing around under shamrocks. Everybody drinks and wears something green and does little jigs amongst fiddle playing red haired men. When I was at university *coughspluttercough* years ago, Irish pubs were all the rage. We enjoyed popping in to the Irish pub for an evening of jollyness. I can cope with that; it's understandable. What I don't understand, and find incredibly odd, is this need for the whole world to celebrate some British bloke who charmed a few snakes out of Ireland. I have a bit of London blood in me but I don't celebrate by eating jellied eels once a year. Maybe I should?
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• Indianapolis, Indiana
17 Mar 16
This is completely off topic but my goodness - I am in love with your writing style. Back to the point: Jellied eels (in my humble and not-normal opinion) sound really good! I shall have to try that out someday. As to St. Patricks.. I have to admit that I don't understand the point of it, either. But green is my favourite colour, so who am I to judge a day celebrating whilst wearing said colour?
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18 Mar 16
I have never tried jellied eels ... just the idea of them makes me feel a tad queasy!
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• Indianapolis, Indiana
18 Mar 16
@Poppylicious Eels by them selves are absolutely delicious. Jelly, on the other hand, I don't enjoy as much.. Hrm.. I can't think what both of them together would taste like
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19 Mar 16
@Sei_Ryoku Your jelly is our jam. Our jelly is your jello. The 'jellied' bit of jellied eels comes from a spicy stock which has set and so allegedly has the texture and consistency of jelly {jello}. :)
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@amadeo (65592)
• United States
17 Mar 16
Jellied eels .Not for me.The only jelly that I like is the one spread on my toast.that is enough jellied
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18 Mar 16
Jelly can't be spread on toast ... it's too wobbly! You mean 'jam', silly. *grin*
@JolietJake (51149)
• United States
17 Mar 16
Does the IRA take the day off?
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18 Mar 16
I expect everybody in Ireland takes the day off. :)
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
17 Mar 16
We do not celebrate St. Patrick's day even though my husband is of Irish decent. No big deal here.
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18 Mar 16
Yay! I like you!
@AnneEJ (5014)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
17 Mar 16
I know a lot of celebrations in our area are in the pubs and involve a lot of drinking. I don't know why that has become part of the celebrating, but I am sure not interested.
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