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Thread #45279   Message #669132
Posted By: Maryrrf
14-Mar-02 - 11:49 AM
Thread Name: BS: St Patrick`s Day Cards
Subject: RE: BS: St Patrick`s Day Cards
I'm not fond of the leprechaun images (although I do believe in them - the real ones, that is!) that predominate on St. Patrick's day cards. I'd never thought about it but Ard Mhacha is probably right and it's a shame. If you look at those Punch cartoons the typical leprechaun image does resemble the degrading caricatures of the Irish.