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Old 03-20-2017, 05:43 PM
 
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I've worn green all my life on St. Patrick's Day, having County Derry ancestry.

Never encountered the pinching during my childhood or teenage years. Seems to be something new and not very pleasant.
I am 56 and it was going on when I was in grade school and one kid who pinched me got punched in the nose for it. I got detention but it was worth it.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:50 PM
 
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Guineess Zero and Kaliber are both non alcoholic beers made by Guinness.
I stand corrected. I've never heard of Guinness Zero, and I completely forgot that they made Kaliber. Thanks for the correction.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:56 PM
 
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Personally, yes I do, simply because it's a fun tradition.

Admittedly an antecdotal observation, or maybe it varies by region, but in my area I've seen fewer people wearing green on St. Patrick's Day. On the other hand, there seems to be more emphasis on drinking and the corresponding "booze it or lose it" campaigns by law enforcement.

Also, as noted a few posts above me, the so called tradition of pinching someone if they aren't wearing green seems to have gone away. Even though I never cared for the idea of pinching someone because they aren't wearing a certain color in the first place, I bet the reason this isn't done as much (if any) anymore is people are so afraid nowadays of being sued or imprisoned for assault and battery (or both of these) if they did that.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:57 PM
 
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Were you asking your co worker about their underwear?
Seriously, I presume that green underwear doesn't count. I actually own some green underwear It looks like there is some underwear specifically made to 'honor' Saint Patrick.

I never heard of pinching as a tradition. Maybe it has been rare for decades. Besides, it makes more sense to kick gingers
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:20 PM
 
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I don't wear green on the 17th. I've never heard of the pinching thing until I read this thread. That's as stupid as wearing green to work.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:39 PM
 
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I have tiny green shamrocks painted on my toes in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:20 PM
 
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I don't wear green on the 17th. I've never heard of the pinching thing until I read this thread. That's as stupid as wearing green to work.
Most people can wear a little dark green clothing to work without a problem. Same with those wear-pink-to-support-this-or-that campaigns. Many people find green kind of homely, methinks.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:46 PM
 
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Yes, I am Irish and it was also my wedding anniversary. I wore my Vans that have four-leaf clovers all over them.
It's my wedding anniversary, too, and was also my Irish grandmother's birthday (her middle name HAD TO be Patricia), so I wore a pin of hers with green stones on my green coat.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:20 PM
 
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Nope. I wore tan and black.
I'm not Irish nor Catholic
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Old 03-21-2017, 03:57 AM
 
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I never heard of pinching, probably just some bully at that school, and if someone was pinching at work I think they would be out of a job real quick.
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