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    www.proposition317.com Make St. Patricks Day an official holiday in the USA.
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    hehe I signed it .. I'm Irish dammit .. it's my duty
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      The complication here is that if legislators made this an official holiday in the US, considering the way we celebrate it here vs. in Ireland, they would be obligated by civic duty to make the 18th a holiday as well. It would be un-American not to observe national hangover day in conjunction with St. Patti's.
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      ...And you get to choose which 12 hours!"

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        It's not official already? They celebrate like crazy in St. Paul, but up here, we have the Finns who have usurped the whole thing by celebrating the 16th with St. Urho's Day. It's pretty silly, but I think the whole thing was made up by some guy who didn't like the Irish, because not only do they do it one day earlier, but the patron saint chased grasshoppers out of Finland to save the grape crops.

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          What's more important that making it a national holiday, is making it a federal holiday. Federal means we get it off work. Of course, I take it off work regardless, but federal means my wife and friends all get it off work as well. St. Patrick's day is definitely better celebrated starting at noon than starting at 6:00.
          "The best thing about being self employed is you only have to work half a day!

          ...And you get to choose which 12 hours!"

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            I celebrate St David's Day (Dydd Dewi Sant). He's the patron saint of Wales. It's March 1st. It's not quite as marketable as St Patricks day, seeing as our national dish is basically cheese on toast with leek soup. This is national Welsh costume if you fancy a laugh... (sometimes little kids will dress up like this for school, but not many any more)







            I find it funny that St Patrick's day is a much much bigger celebration thanks to guiness marketing in England than St George's day (England's own Patron Saint)
            at best my spelling *and grammar* is crap and at worst it are be carp

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              That is great Frank .. so cute
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                Mae fy hofrenfad yn llawn o lyswennod, Frankster!
                Want to know what a true friend is? One who walks in when the world walks out.

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                  ** looking for Welsh translator**


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                  • #10
                    That is one ****ed up sentance.

                    Well, you have taught me the Welsh word for hovercraft. I was thinking to myself, what the hell has he got that's full of eels!?!?!

                    Anyway, cau dy geg yr hegla cam, fuo 'nhad i erioed allan yn y nos yn dwyn tatws!
                    at best my spelling *and grammar* is crap and at worst it are be carp

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                    • #11
                      something about keeping their mouths shut and stealing potatoes at night?

                      thats my best attempt lol
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                        lol. how much of that did you have to google, Frankster?
                        (I had to google all of it! - but it was on a website full of useful Welsh phrases. So one can only presume that there's some sort of massive hovercraft/eel problem in Wales)
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                        • #13
                          Ga i beint o sudd oren

                          How's that?
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                            Originally posted by Red Kittie Kat
                            ** looking for Welsh translator**


                            I have no idea how to speak welsh, but I do know how to speak Irish....

                            say this fast...

                            Whale Oil Beef Hooked!

                            congrats, you've just spoken Irish.

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                            • #15
                              Éire go brách

                              ... or as we Americans say Erin Go Bragh lol
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