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Sharing My World 16-03-2020

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World. I’m not actually sharing my world this week as there’s a big bunch of questions on St Patrick. That’s the Irish one.

Saint Patrick’s actual colour was not green. Was it red, orange or blue?
He was only green when he was ill. Generally he was orange, as he loved the fake tan.

Was Saint Patrick born in Ireland, Britain or France? 
Britain, wasn’t it? Or France. Or maybe Ireland. One of those.

How old was Saint Patrick when he was taken as a slave? 10, 13, or 16?
A slave? Who knew. That’s horrible 😦

Why is Saint Patrick’s Day celebrated on the 17th? Was it the day he was born, the day he died, or the day he got the title “Saint”?
Well, not the last one. Everyone knows “The Saint” was Roger Moore.

I have to say, when I was little I never noticed the cartoon Saint’s pose…

Is Saint Patrick’s Day always, usually or never held on the same date?
Yes.

What did Saint Patrick use to symbolise something for Christianity? Was it a stick, a shamrock, or a bird?
None of those sound very “Christian symbol”. I reckon he used his “bird”, Mrs St Patrick.

What city turns a river green every year to celebrate? Is it Detroit, Chicago, or Green Bay, U.S.A.?
Why would anyone do that?

Which year was the first St. Patrick’s Day parade (in America) held?
The year America was invented. Which was, um, okay, I don’t even know what century that was. Sixteen hundred and something?

Which US president was of Irish descent and forgot it was Saint Patrick’s Day?
I can only name five or six US presidents, it being a foreign country and all. I’ll go for Ronald Reagan, he always seemed to be forgetting things.

Is corned beef and cabbage is a traditional Saint Patrick’s Day dish?
I don’t know, but it shouldn’t be. Sounds awful.

True or False: The shamrock is the national flower of Ireland.
Sounds like a trick question to me. False. Or it could be a double-bluff. True.
False.

Where was Saint Patrick buried after he died? Britain, Ireland, or France?
In the ground.

Two of the three colours on the Irish flag are green and white. What is the third one?
Rainbow.

True or False: Saint Patrick was not actually a Saint.
False. I already said, it was Roger Moore. Or Ian Ogilvy, if you want to include the remake (“Return of the Saint”).

What do leprechauns use their sticks, called “shillelagh” for? Accessing their rainbow, turning invisible, or making their magic pot of gold appear? 
“Accessing” their “rainbow”.

Which is not true?
-Lent restrictions are dropped on Saint Patrick’s Day.
-Irish soap was invented in Ireland.
-Saint Patrick’s real name was Maewyn Succat.
The last one. It sounds Welsh. The first name anyway.

What’s the traditional occupation of a leprechaun? Thief, shoemaker, or banker?
Thief. Little buggers.

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  1. March 22, 2020 at 10:36 am

    What interesting questions! And what interesting answers!

    As to the last one, I think it’s “Banker” because don’t they have to take care of all those pots of gold and hand out coins to needy widows and orphans and such?

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    • March 22, 2020 at 4:39 pm

      I imagine it’s “shoemaker” but you make a good point!

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  2. March 22, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Ha, Merby’s going to jump you for the corned beef answer too!

    Don’t feel bad about not knowing much about American history. Most Americans don’t even know it…

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    • March 22, 2020 at 4:40 pm

      It actually doesn’t sound all that bad… ahem…

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    • Merbear74
      March 22, 2020 at 5:51 pm

      Corned beef is DELICIOUS! Come on, you two, you’re killin’ me here!!! LOL

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      • March 22, 2020 at 6:07 pm

        It is. Especially if you add some hot sauce. Lots and lots of hot sauce.

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  3. March 22, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Where is America by the way?

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    • March 22, 2020 at 4:41 pm

      I’ve heard it’s across “the pond”. I went down to the park and looked across the pond but it looked just like The England over there.

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  4. March 22, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    LOL! I had no idea you were THE expert on St Patrick! Henri thought your last answer was hilarious 😀

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  5. March 22, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    MOL…very interesting answers about St Paddy, Draliman…now we only have to find that pot of gold…MOL😸Clean Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie🐾😽💞

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  6. March 22, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Thanks Alistair for Sharing Your views on the Irish Quiz Share Your World portion. I admit I laughed aloud several times, scaring my dogs and making them eye me warily. Never trust a snickering human. I’m posting the answer guide to those questions today by the way. In case you wanted to check your answers! 😉

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    • March 26, 2020 at 6:13 am

      I’ll check my answers when I get a mo. I bet I got 100% 🙂

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  7. March 23, 2020 at 2:36 am

    You are my Irish trivia CHAMPION!

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    • March 26, 2020 at 6:15 am

      I could be on a quiz show or something.

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  8. March 24, 2020 at 6:02 am

    I could never answer these as funny as you have.

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  9. March 24, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    I’ve heard St. Patrick was the son of an official in England who worked for the Roman government at the time. It’s been so many centuries it’s difficult to seperate fact from fiction. He used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish. He didn’t really chase the snakes from Ireland as there were never snakes in Ireland. These were funny and imaginative answers. Ali. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • March 26, 2020 at 6:17 am

      Despite having lived in Ireland for many years a while back, I don’t really know much about the dude 🙂

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