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Old 03-20-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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No, I dont think I wore green.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I've worn green all my life on St. Patrick's Day, having County Derry ancestry.
The ironic thing is that for actual Irish people, wearing green and getting drunk have nothing to do with St. Patrick's Day. Many think what Americans do on the day is laughable at best and cultural appropriation at worst.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: The State Line
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The ironic thing is that for actual Irish people, wearing green and getting drunk have nothing to do with St. Patrick's Day. Many think what Americans do on the day is laughable at best and cultural appropriation at worst.
I'm in an area with a significant amount of people have Irish ancestry and it's really just (another) excuse to party and drink.

I'm not Irish, and don't have much green in my wardrobe. However I usually find something green to wear. This time, I wore a green tartan/plaid skirt someone gave me last year.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:55 PM
 
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The ironic thing is that for actual Irish people, wearing green and getting drunk have nothing to do with St. Patrick's Day. Many think what Americans do on the day is laughable at best and cultural appropriation at worst.
I take it that you've never been in Dublin or anywhere else in Ireland on St. Patrick's Day, have you? There are parades in cities across the country, with participants and spectators alike all dressed in green. And then after the parades, the pubs fill up with people as they continue to celebrate the holiday.

And to the best of my knowledge, Guinness doesn't make a non-alcoholic beer or stout.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:01 PM
 
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I was wondering, did you wear green this past St. Patrick's Day?

I wore my Absinthe Green IZOD Advantage Polo. I really don't have a lot of green clothes, so I think this was the perfect choice.
Absolutely! My wife and I dress in green from head to toe every St. Patrick's Day and we're usually one of the first people in the pub when the doors open before noon. This year, we even made the local afternoon NBC newscast when the reporter happened to set up for her live broadcast next to our table. Here's a link to the video of us being "interviewed". (Note: I don't know how much longer the link will be active, as I doubt the news station will keep the story on its website much longer.)

St Patrick's Day Celebrations | NBC 6 South Florida
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Never encountered the pinching during my childhood or teenage years. Seems to be something new and not very pleasant.
It's not new. People tried that pinching stunt when I was a kid in the 1950s, and my reaction was direct and to the point. My eyes are green; that's green enough.

St. Patrick did not dictate people be pinched. It's stupid, people, not funny. In this day and age, it can result in some very serious badness going down.

This is one tradition that needs to die.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I did and always do wear green on that day, just out of tradition and habit I guess, and not wanting to be pinched (by my wife). I asked one co-worker if he was wearing green (none visible) and he replied that he was not, and if anyone pinched him he would go to HR.
LOL what?
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:39 PM
 
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And to the best of my knowledge, Guinness doesn't make a non-alcoholic beer or stout.
Guineess Zero and Kaliber are both non alcoholic beers made by Guinness.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:40 PM
 
Location: all over the place (figuratively)
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The ironic thing is that for actual Irish people, wearing green and getting drunk have nothing to do with St. Patrick's Day. Many think what Americans do on the day is laughable at best and cultural appropriation at worst.
For Irish people, getting drunk doesn't require a special occasion

I'm not Irish and didn't wear any green. I own some green clothes and sometimes have worn the color to celebrate.

Thread should have included a poll.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:41 PM
 
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I asked one co-worker if he was wearing green (none visible) and he replied that he was not, and if anyone pinched him he would go to HR.
Were you asking your co worker about their underwear?
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