All Things Leprechaun

Happy St. Paddy's Day - Leprechaun dancing an Irish Jig. Can you do it? LOL
Regina, Saskatchewan
March 17, 2009 12:02am CST
We all know what day it is......... So are ya wearing the Kelly Green, looking for pots of gold, exploring the fairie rings and fixing your eye on whatever moves in the bushes? If not, you're not Irish and your beer won't turn green and somebody need to pinch you. Do you even believe in fairies, leprechauns and clurichauns (the drunken cousins of the leprechaun)? According to wikipedia: "In most tales and stories leprechauns are depicted as generally harmless creatures who enjoy solitude and live in remote locations, while in others they are depicted as ill-natured and mischievous, with a mind for cunning. A leprechaun was often depicted as a shoemaker........ Among the most popular of beliefs about leprechauns is that they are extremely wealthy and like to hide their gold in secret locations which can only be revealed if a person were to capture and interrogate a leprechaun for its money. Another popular belief is that you may find a leprechaun and his pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. In several Irish legends leprechauns have a power of hypnotism or trickery that confuses their target, either allowing the leprechaun to escape or just to play tricks on unsuspecting victims." They are known for their green frock coats and vest, red hair and beards, and buckled top hats and shoes. What I want to know is................what do you call a female leprechaun? Oh.............fyi: this is a trick question! LOL
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• United States
17 Mar 09
Now, for one thing you not only described a Leprechaun but, that also describes my two teen-age kids. LOL They are always hiding the money they have so that they can spend mine. And, the are always playing tricks on each other and my hubby and me. As for what do you call a female Leprechaun? Well, I gave this some thought and this is what I have come up with "A Mom!"Most mom's can be very cunning and can hide the money. Also, we can trick our kids and husband into not finding or spending the money! We usually want solitude when we can get it away from the kids and hubby. (That is called the bathtub!) We where the Kelly Green every day only kids and bill collector's can see it! Because, everyday one or both are trying to get our money! And, as for the shoemaker part what mom has never bought the shoe's on sale at Payless? LOL Happy St. Pat's **Peace and Love get's you through everything in Life**
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
LOL. What a great answer! I can see that so perfectly. I have two sons who are very proud of the Irish heritage and looking back, I can the Leprechaun in both of them, which is the Irish they inherited from their Leprechaun mom! ROFL
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
LOL......leprechaun's can't type properly........that should have read: "I can SEE the...."
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I say it's nailed in this one!!! Great answer.
@CJscott (4182)
• Canada
17 Mar 09
I believe, that has been my nickname for sometime now. Some of my friends think cause I am short...5'8", and I wear green alot, and have red hair... A female Leprechaun, is called a....Leprechaun. I would just call her Mrs though, much safer that way, we tend to bite.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
Man you are one TALL Leprechaun! LOL So shame on your friends! And, um, wrong answer on what you'd call a female Leprechaun. The clues are all in the discussion............. Welcome to the lot though, and please don't bite me. I'm ALL Irish and I'll bite back! ROFL
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@CJscott (4182)
• Canada
17 Mar 09
Thanks for the welcome. After that though I would have to respond that, the female leprechaun, is a faerie, and getting bit back is half the fun.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
LOL. Close, but no pot of gold........ I wish we had a smilie that bites, so I could post it for ya! LOL
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@mummymo (23707)
17 Mar 09
lol Well Sparks honey as I have had an Irish brother n law since I was 4 and have been visiting that country since before my memory began and even lived there for a while with my ex I feel as though I am more than qualified to celebrate St Paddys day and to talk about the wee folk and faeries! Not celebrating much today but heck I have a green duvet cover on my bed and I have Niamh the fairy princess here and Niall the Irish Champion so does that count? lol Happy St Paddys sparks! xxxx
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
I'd say that makes you more than qualify mummy. In fact, I hereby declare you to be my IBFF! LOL (Irish Best Friend Forever)
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@mummymo (23707)
17 Mar 09
Coool! Shouldn't that be SIBFF ( Scottish Irish Best Friend Forever) lol I am off to do the happy dance .. or at least to wave my arms around like in the happy dance! lol xxx
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
We'll add the S tomorrow............today is for the Irish! ROFL Don't dance too hard, wouldn't want my new IBFF falling down and hurting herself!
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• China
17 Mar 09
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
Not a good way to start your 'career' here dude..........!!!!!!!!!!!!
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• China
17 Mar 09
Sorry,I wrote some Chinese words,but it seems not recognized.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
Ah. I see. You have to write in English here. Welcome to mylot then, and I look forward to conversing with you in English. Make sure your responses are more than a few words though, until you build up a friends list, or you could find yourself reported for spamming. Good luck......
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@moondancer (7433)
• United States
17 Mar 09
Of course the leprechauns are tricky and you better watch out they will hypnotise you. I'd like to have some of their gold if they wouldn't come after me to get it back. They just don't want to give up not even one piece. Catch a leprechaun and get and get 3 wishes, but watch out how and what you ask for. It probably won't be what you want just exactly, lol. Their are no female leprechauns, I don't think. Yes, I totally believe in fairies, leprechauns, unicorns, and clurichauns. Have a nice St. Patty's Day. Good luck with Lint.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
You're absolutely right moonbeam! There are no female leprechauns. But sorry sweets, Elic (see right above you here) beat you to it and got best response! LOL Happy St. Paddy's Day anyway!
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• United States
17 Mar 09
I don't read others posts until after I write mine as I get you all's discusions in my email. That's where I answer them from so I don't see the others until after I write mine. That's okay he deserved the BR.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
One of the faults of the alert system eh?
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
17 Mar 09
What's with all this talk of green? Me poor sainted mother would be turning in her grave (if she had one) to see her Protestant son wearing Catholic green!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
Silly man. Leprechauns pre-date the pagan Celts, so I rather doubt they're Catholic! Your sainted mother can stop spinning in that 'imaginary' grave now! ROFL
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Mar 09
Besides, Orange would clash with their skin. *wink*
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
17 Mar 09
It's okay. I am wearing my orange like a good Irishman You know, of course, if them Irish folks didn't drink so much they would not see things like Leprechauns
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@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
17 Mar 09
Then I'd better not respond huh? Let's see what should they call a female leprechaun. If I say "you" then there's a chance I'll get something thrown at me, but then again if i say 'you' I could still get something thrown at me, so I'll opt for just ducking?
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
Good choice! ROFL And I've been called worse....................!
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@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
17 Mar 09
oh no! lol! Trust me I've been called a few choice words! Phewie, I wasn't the first to respond You have followers I tell ya!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
A lot of people like to have their mind messed with I guess! ROFL
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
17 Mar 09
Ya know what dont think I have seen a female Leprechaun on any thing have you? I have a special shirt to wear today just havent got dressed yet in it. And My grandma on my dads side was a Kelly. wonder if the color was named for them?
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
Actually I do believe the color was named after the Kelly's. LOL Now put your shirt on willya? And no, there are no female leprechauns........told you it was a trick question!ROFL
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
18 Mar 09
Cool and I got it on now. and lol I got it right!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
17 Mar 09
The Cluricauns are arguably cousins of the Leprechauns, but most Leprechauns will deny this totally. According to most people, female leprechauns don't even exist and there's no records of such a thing in Irish Folklore either. (I can only assume that a common trait among Leprechauns are hand calluses!) The closest thing I guess would be Faeries. Anyways, given the mischievious nature of Leprechauns, the last thing we need is to add complaining, PMS and moodiness to the mix with a female version!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
LOL, too bad you came in behind ElicBlxn James or you'd have gotten best response! And I shudder at a female leprechaun with all those human 'traits' added! Oh my, there'd be no need for the IRA if Eire had female leprechauns! ROFL
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
17 Mar 09
Dagnabbit! Missed it by just a smidgeon then. Oh well. There's always NEXT St Patrick's Day!
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@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I don't worry about leprechauns. And I don't worry about wearing green. There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Tomorrow is my mother's birthday. She's 92 today (didn't realize what time it was). And now, I'm going to bed. See you sometime!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
Good night Barb.........and even if you're not into the Irish gig, it's still nice to know your mother was born on St. Patrick's day. So happy birthday to her.
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Mar 09
Happ birthday!!!! Barb's Mom.
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17 Mar 09
Hi sparky, Happy st. Patricks day to you and yes I do believe in faeries and leprechauns. although I'm not Irish, but thees little people are so beautiful and the faeries are good to me, but then you have to believe in them to understand that and if you do, you will see them or feel them, like I have. Love and hugs. Tamara xxxx
• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
You are so sweet tamara.........today I decree that all fairies and leprechauns shall bring you joy and happiness! Happy St. Paddy's Day sweets.......
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17 Mar 09
Happy St Patrick's Day
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
And to you too Mummyofthree! Make sure the kiddies are wearing some green or they're going to get pinched!...........that's a custom started by school kids you know! LOL
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@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
17 Mar 09
wellllll, if I remember my legends and the like, there are no females, only males
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
We have a winner! Well done you!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
But I did read them all.......as they came in, and Elic was the first to get it right. Wasn't she? *oh sh*t, damn Irish whiskey has me all confused!* lol
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Mar 09
I wore more like forest green yesterday. Everybody else wore something closer to Kelly green except for the husband who not only declined to wear green but also declined to get pinched. Spoilsport.... Not that that stopped anybody... A female leprechaun is still a leprechaun. Cary went to school yesterday with a leprechaun trap that we made but he didn't catch one. :-( He was pretty excited about showing it off though.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
18 Mar 09
LOL. Good for you for getting into the spirit of things. Give your hubs a pinch for me willya? LOL Now, what exactly does a leprechaun trap look like? I want to warn my friends! ROFL
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• United States
17 Mar 09
Yeppers, we do every year and this is the day when it's warm enough for the hubby to break out the green kilt lol. Namaste-Anora
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
18 Mar 09
Ok, I have to ask................what does he wear under the kilt? ROFL
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@royal52gens (5383)
• United States
17 Mar 09
Truth: I don't know the answer. My guess: A female leprechaun is called "sparkofinsanity". Why?? Because she is real good at story telling. She is enlightening and entertaining. I am looking forward to hearing what the answer is.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
Well if there were really were female leprechauns (which there aren't) I'm sure they'd be called sparks of insanity too! ROFL
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@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
18 Mar 09
Begorrah lass! There be no sich thing as a female leprechaun....I'm thinkin' ye've bin drinkin' too much green ale lately, to be speakin' of sich things. Begosh! the hide of ye...be orf wit ye.
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@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I have a bit of Irish in me. Love the stories about the leprechans. Happy St. Patricks Day.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
I have so much Irish in me it bursts out all over as freckles! LOL Happy St. Paddy's Day to your Irish bit MaryLynn!
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• United States
17 Mar 09
Thank you. Hey I have Irish, Scottish, Hungarian, Bohemian, German, and English in me. Mom is 50/50 Hungarian and Bohemian, Dad was German, English, Irish and Scottish.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
If you have any freckles anywhere, your Irish is stronger! LOL
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@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
17 Mar 09
No idea about what they call a female leprechaun, will have to look it up. May the Luck Of the Irrrrrish Be With You.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
And with you MaryLynn.........ummm, save yourself some time. There are NO female leprechauns! LOL That was the 'trick' in the question..................
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• United States
17 Mar 09
LOL, that is what I figured, you like to do that. LOL, must be the trick of the Irish in you.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
18 Mar 09
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@taface412 (3175)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I'd like to be called a leprechauni.... And I wore my shamrock scrub top...even though I have a shamrock tattoo already. Happy St Paddy's Day to ya
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
18 Mar 09
You have a shamrock tattoo? Way cool! I wouldn't mind one of those myself.......
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@taface412 (3175)
• United States
18 Mar 09
Yeah i got it over ten years ago and it still is a vibrant green. It kinda looks like a slap on fake one the kind you get in the gumball machine...well not that fake looking, but it was my first. The other one I have is a celtic knot, which I am thinking of adding ivy to it eventually.