Exercises on Saint Patrick’s Day Good luck !. Exercise 1. Unscramble Saint Patrick’s Day: 1. UKLC \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ 2. ERGNE \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ 3. SHIIR \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ 4. ODGL \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_
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1. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was not actually born in Ireland. - true; - false
2. Despite the legends, there were never actually any snakes in Ireland for St. Patrick to have chased out.
- true; - false
3. Saint Patrick real name before he became a priest and later a saint was:
a. Padraig Shields; b. Ewan Mcgregor; c. Brownwyn Murphy; d. Maewyn Succat.
4. As a teenager, Patrick was:
a. destined to become a king; b. kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery; c. a notorious thief; d. a potato farmer in Ireland.
5. The phrase “Erin go braugh” means:
a. Ireland in Victory; b. Ireland in unity; c. Ireland forever; d. Kiss me, I’ m Irish.
6. According to legend, what sound should hunters of leprechauns listen for:
a. tap dancing feet; b. thunder; c. bagpipes; d. a shoemaker’s hammer.
7. Legend has it that the leaves of a shamrock are said to stand upright to predict:
a. the apocalypse; b. an approaching storm; c. luck and good fortune; d. an unexpected visitor.
8. The three leaves of the shamrock are said to symbolize:
a. corned beef, cabbage and beer; b. peace harmony and good will towards all; c. the holy trinity; d. England, Ireland and Scotland.
9. During Queen Victoria’s time one of the consequences of wearing a shamrock could be:
a. a kiss on the cheek from a pretty maid; b. a free drink at the pub on Saint Patrick’s Day; c. the requirement to pay a “shamrock” tax; d. death by hanging.
10. Irish legend states that wearing green clothes on Saint Patrick’s Day attracts:
a. the blessing of Saint Patrick; b. financial good luck; c. fairies; d. flies.
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From experience, I know that anything ending in ‘-os’ on a restaurant menu is pronounced ‘heartburn’.
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Never under any circumstances write comedy for laughs. This is as ruinous as believing that your wife means it when she says: ‘Tell me all about her. I swear I don’t mind’.
Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead.
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My left foot is not one of my best.
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From the silence that prevails, I conclude that Lauderdale has been telling a joke
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Sleep is an excellent way of listening to the opera.
Whatever you say against women, they are better creatures than me, for men were made of clay, but woman was made of man.
R. B. Sheridan
She has a charming fresh color, when it is fresh put on.
I refused to have an operation on the grounds that I already had two operations and I found them painful. They were having my hair cut and sitting for a portrait.
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