What kind of luck do the Irish have? You may have thought “Luck of the Irish” meant people from Ireland had “extreme good fortune.” But irishcentral.com * explains that the phrase originally had a different connotation.
According to Edward T. O’Donnell, an Associate Professor of History at Holy Cross College and author of ‘1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Irish American History,’ the term is not Irish in origin:
“During the gold and silver rush years in the second half of the 19th century, a number of the most famous and successful miners were of Irish and Irish American birth. . . .Over time this association of the Irish with mining fortunes led to the expression ‘luck of the Irish.’ Of course, it carried with it a certain tone of derision, as if to say, only by sheer luck, as opposed to brains, could these fools succeed.”
No wonder wearing my Kings and St. Paddy’s day combo tee to the St. Patrick’s Day eve game against the Hawks didn’t help them win!
Not even with hard rocks faith in my mind!!!!!
Vivek and Vlade and King George will get us to the pot of gold at the end of our long rainy season! Faith!
* thanks to http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/Where-does-the-term-the-luck-of-the-Irish-come-from.html
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