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Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day (2)

Let's commemorate St. Patrick's Day
with some humour about the Irish...

An old Irish joke tells that …

Once upon a time three very good friends met in an Irish pub
 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Each of the three friends, Johnnie, Alister and Paddy, 
orders a pint of Guinness to the barman in the pub. 
After being served, each friend finds a fly in their pint of beer.
The three of them react in a very different way:  
Repulsed, the Englishman sends his back. 
The Scotsman gently flicks the fly out of his mug and begins drinking. 
And finally, the Irishman, carefully lifts the fly up by its wings and starts screaming…   
"Spit it out!... Spit it out!"

about the Joke (... and beyond):
1.- What are they celebrating?
2.- Which of the three friends is the Irish?
3.- Do you know the name of that colloquial Irish name?
4.- Who is the Englishman? And the Scotsman?
5.- Do you know where England, Scotland and Ireland 
are exactly on a map of the British Isles?

You can read more "Humour about the Irish" here .


To celebrate this important date for the Irish, 
let's watch the following short film:

An Ode to Ireland on St. Patrick's Day.

 For Further Information about Ireland (in Spanish)
have a look at the following link

By the way, 
Talking about Ireland...
Which colour is the traditionally Irish one?

To answer that question, have a look at this video,
an example of St. Patrick's Day as a Global Celebration. :

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And finally, to finish this post, 
listen to some music from an Irish band...
"Toss the Feathers", by The Corrs.
(Don't worry about the lyrics of the song ...
... It's just instrumental.)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

You also can have a look at the post published 
on St. Patrick's Day in 2011 at "English@Edrissis".

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