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    A little St. Patrick's Day humor

    Greetings Rabble ,

    A friend sent this to me , Cheers Mike .


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    Mike Montgomery
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGumerait View Post
    Greetings Rabble ,

    A friend sent this to me , Cheers Mike .


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    I can think of many English and Welsh, particularly rugby supporters who would need an exception as well!
    Last edited by Jock Scot; 13th March 19 at 04:58 AM.
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    Should it not say, except the Scots, we’re still Scottish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Me cousin Jack View Post
    Should it not say, except the Scots, we’re still Scottish.
    That depends on which side of the Atlantic you might be on.
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    That depends on which side of the Atlantic you might be on.
    Jock....you are on the correct side of the Atlantic.
    "I can draw a mouse with a pencil, but I can't draw a pencil with a mouse"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Me cousin Jack View Post
    Should it not say, except the Scots, we’re still Scottish.
    Here you go. It bothered me as well, so I altered it.

    Last edited by Mike S; 13th March 19 at 02:29 PM.
    My Clans: Guthrie, Sinclair, Sutherland, MacRae, McCain-Maclachlan, MacGregor-Petrie, Johnstone, Hamilton, Boyd, MacDonald-Alexander, Patterson, Thompson. Welsh:Edwards, Williams, Jones. Paternal line: Brandenburg/Prussia.
    Proud member: SCV/Mech Cav, MOSB. Camp Commander Ft. Heiman #1834 SCV Camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike S View Post
    Here you go. It bothered me as well, so I altered it.

    Yur da best

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    and you got skills!

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    Scottish connection to St. Patrick?

    Well, I certainly cannot vouch for the veracity of this statement, but on the Locharron website they say this about the MacAlpine Modern tartan:

    "Early Gaelic poems refer to St Patrick as Padruig MacAlpain."

    I confess I had never heard that, but I cannot disprove it either...

    (https://www.lochcarron.co.uk/macalpi...tartan-fabric/)

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    The Irish connection to kilts

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    Forgive me for my confusion but can anyone explain what possible connection there can be between Scots and St. Patrick?
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    St. Patrick is generally regarded as Ireland’s patron saint and, as such, is not celebrated in Scotland, nor is his saint’s day considered an appropriate occasion for wearing a kilt or other forms of highland dress.
    Kilts and Ireland
    Irish nationalists adopted the tradition of wearing kilts around 1890. So, for the more informed kilt wearers, the connection is between kilts and Ireland, rather than St. Patrick and Scotland.

    I don't know how accurate this is, but I've heard that the original Irish kilts were solid blue (St. Patrick's color). More recently, solid green (for Ireland) and solid saffron (for the leine) are more popular.

    Irish themed tartans go back at least as far as the 1990s. I've been wearing my Irish Heritage tartan kilt this weekend. To me, there's a sufficiently strong connection there.

    Scottish and Irish Heritage
    In the U.S. and Canada, many of the people who have Scottish heritage also have Irish heritage. For example, I have a great great grandmother who immigrated to Canada from Ireland to escape the Irish potato famine. In Canada she met and married her husband, who had immigrated to Canada from Scotland (possibly to escape the West Highland potato famine).

    I also have other Irish and Scottish ancestors, tracing up other lines of the family. This includes Scots-Irish ancestors from the Ulster region.

    Similarly, my wife has Scottish heritage on her father's side, and Irish heritage on her mother's side.

    So the people who celebrate their Irish heritage on St. Patrick's Day may own a kilt to celebrate both their Irish and their Scottish heritage. That attitude may seem odd to someone who is Scottish, but it's a fairly normal attitude for someone who is an American.
    Last edited by Karl R; 17th March 19 at 12:04 PM.
    Trying to look good on a budget.

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