Showing posts from March, 2019

Paddy's Day An Irish Listicle of Error

Paddy's Day Listicle : Paddy's Day is on 17 March, the supposed date of Saint Patrick's death   It's Paddy, never Patty (ugh!)   Crisps not chips, Tayto or bust, the rest are mere potato dust.   Shamrock has three leaves- never a clover four! Shamrock is Trinitarian: Un, dos, tres! Father, Son & Holy Ghost, the Green, White & Gold of the Tricolor. Got it, good.   Bacon 'n Cabbage if ye can, Corned beef 'n' cabbage will definitely do. Lower East side NY style is grand but "have ye got any Brown sauce?"   Keep your heart green too - let it stay big & soft, don't let Irish compassion for the little ones calcify like it seems to have with various Hannity, O'Reilly & Ryan's into a stiff necked, hard-hearted corporate Minotaur of a different color.   "What is the craic?" - the crack is high spirited fun and a felt 'esprit de human corps' about making the most of life and a