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St. Patrick wasn't "lucky"!,
If you want to look like a typical "yank" to an Irish person, go ahead and wear a "lucky four-leaf clover" on St. Patrick's Day... An Irish Shamrock has only three petals. It's not optional. It is based on the story of how Patrick convinced the pagans that God could be three things at once - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - and he used the Shamrock leaf as an example (i.e., the Shamrock has three petals in one leaf). St. Patrick wasn't lucky! If anything, the four-leaf clover is associate with England as much as Ireland.
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Initial post: Mar 5, 2014, 1:36:46 PM PST
What an awful review. What is the quality of the shirt? Is it true to size? That's what people want to know. Not a history lesson.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2014, 1:55:32 PM PST
Maybe a history lesson is what some of these vendors need. I'm tired of seeing people make money off gullible customers who don't know what an Irish shamrock is. If you don't like that, then go ahead and wear this on St. Pat's day and look like a right eejit.
Posted on Mar 7, 2014, 12:16:26 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2014, 12:17:06 PM PST
Carter Pewterschmidt says:
I agree with Jillian. No one cares about how strongly Trish feels about the usage of different types of clovers. I can't believe you posted this lesson on so many product reviews.
Posted on Mar 9, 2014, 1:50:17 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 9, 2014, 1:53:48 AM PST
Well, Trish, you've led the horses to the water. They won't drink it though. They've got too much pride to admit they're mistaken. You can blame Lucky Charms cereal for creating this common misconception of four-leaf clovers being an Irish symbol. To answer Jillian's question about quality, I'd say, "What an awful shirt," considering it's marketed as a "St. Patrick's Day Irish Heritage" shirt, yet a four-leaf clover has nothing to do with neither St. Patrick's Day nor Irish heritage. Here's an analogy to explain: This shirt is as Irish as a burrito is Greek. You know, because a burrito is the same thing as a gyro...right? Hey, Carter Pewterschmidt, how 'bout we put a swastika on a shirt to honor your "German heritage?"
Posted on Mar 9, 2014, 10:11:46 AM PDT
who cares! its a friggan t shirt
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2014, 12:30:26 PM PDT
"Who cares! its a friggan tshirt," says the one who wrote poor reviews for catnip toys and a miniature fiber optic Christmas tree. Irish people care, D2.
Posted on Mar 9, 2014, 7:56:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 9, 2014, 8:22:34 PM PDT
R. Evans says:
And you took the time out of your day to write this pointless review because........??? The t-shirt isn't advertised as an Irish Shamrock, it is advertised as a four leaf clover, and everyone knows that a four leaf clover is supposed to bring you luck. Your review (as pointless as it is) failed to explain why St. Patrick wasn't lucky? But either way, it's irrelevant. This is a 4 leaf clover t-shirt, and that's it. No need to insult the typical "yank" its just a t-shirt. If you don't like it. Don't buy it. Which you probably didn't anyway, so I have no idea why you left a negative review.
And to R. M. Evans. Firstly, you say, "to answer Jillian's question about quality, I'd say, What an awful shirt, considering it's marketed as a St. Patrick's Day Irish Heritage shirt, yet a four-leaf clover has nothing to do with neither St. Patrick's Day nor Irish heritage" This doesn't in fact answer her question about quality, or have anything to do with the shirts quality. Then secondly you say "Hey, Carter Pewterschmidt, how 'bout we put a swastika on a shirt to honor your "German heritage?" This comment is just rude, and abusive.
You think this t-shirt is insulting to Irish people? Well it's people like you, and comments like that, which are insulting and embarrassing to Irish people.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2014, 5:24:36 AM PDT
Quality(n) the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind. Well, compared to other t-shirts marketed as being "St. Patrick's Day" or "Irish Heritage" shirts this one fails to meet the same standards since, as I said before, a four-leaf clover has nothing to do with either of those things. I can't make that any more clear. The swastika example was completely valid in pointing out a misrepresentation of culture. I have nothing against German culture or Germany. The swastika, by the way, is also a symbol that is taken out of context and misrepresented. It originally meant prosperity and, ironically, good luck. Perhaps there's some correlation between the four-leaf clover and swastika, seeing as how they both have four points and express the same general meaning? If you actually have something enlightening to add about how the four-leaf clover represents Irish heritage or St. Patrick's Day I'd be interested to read it. Apathy is what's embarrassing. Erin go Bragh, brother Evans.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2014, 9:15:19 PM PDT
It's very easy to edit the title of a product on Amazon. No doubt all the "Shamrock/Irish pride/Irish heritage" buzzwords will be removed on March 18th and it will revert to its original title "Distressed Four-leaf Clover shirt" (which I've also seen for the exact same shirt).
A correct analogy would be the Irish wanting to honor July 4th (which they are starting to) by wearing an American Flag on a tee-shirt. But instead of 13 stripes, they use 14 stripes because "everyone knows 13 is unlucky". It would be an ignorant mistake. But still a mistake.
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