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Old 03-21-2017, 11:49 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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Nope, I only get decked out for Kwanzaa anymore.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:02 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Amazed at how many people have not heard of the pinching. I'm from the midwest originally and it was a thing there, mostly in the way of silly teasing, along the lines of a granny cheek pinching or "I'm gonna pinch your nose off". I don't recall many instances of the other kids actually being mean about it.
I have a bit of Irish in me and I always wear a little something green. I'ts a hard color to wear so I often wear green stone jewelry or clothing that has a bit of bluish green or emerald in it. Kelly green or any sort of yellowish green makes me look sickly!
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:44 PM
 
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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.
Wow...did someone hit a nerve? Sheesh.....
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:47 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.
Never,
I hate St. Pat's ever since I lived in a town where it was a big deal
One day our science teacher said "Since it's St. Pat's, for extra points on the test, write down the name of the language spoken in Ireland"
1/2 of the kids in my class knew the answer
I was left there thinking "WTF kind of BS is this?"
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I usually do if I remember, but it's not that big a deal. I'm about half Irish descent.
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Eastern Oregon
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No. I think it's really dumb. I think people in retail wear green because it's a holiday, and holidays can be money makers for retail - holiday themed bakery items, etc.

I grew up with the pinching thing - but only when I was in elementary school. I think it's dangerous for adults to be doing it - potential for lawsuits and awfully unprofessional in the work place.
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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Yes, I did wear green. I wore a green shirt. In the evening when I was outside briefly, I wore my green Izod jacket.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:24 PM
 
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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
Funny, for years when asked where my green clothing was for SP Day I would reply "My underwear is green." That ended the conversation. Now I just say "My eyes are green." (They are.) LOL
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:24 PM
 
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Of course. It is a fun holiday.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Florida Baby!
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I love this! I don't think I have enough items of any one color to do a whole month but I'm sure I could do a week. My problem is I like variety so I might get bored. But, I like the idea. I wonder if anyone will noticed or has noticed.
I picked up a lot of my tops and accessories from area thrift shops and consignment stores. I also got a cheap scarf--black with green shamrocks--as a default to go with the rest of my wardrobe. Since I announced to my coworkers that it was going to be "the month of Green" they had no choice but to notice.

BTW...I'm not Irish but I'm convinced that I was a Celt in a previous life
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