Checked these off your list yet?
- Something green to wear
- Recipes and ingredients ready for a meal with Irish soda bread, corned beef and cabbage, etc. (or plans to eat out at your favorite Irish pub)
- Info and directions to get to your nearest St. Patrick's Day parades and celebrations
- A few Irish Gaelic phrases - practiced and ready
What was that? You haven't been practicing your Irish Gaelic?If you need a little help with pronunciations of a few quick phrases for St. Patrick's Day, here's just the thing. Rosetta Stone, maker of language-learning software for many native tongues the world over, is trying their hand at Irish Gaelic. As part of a promo for their new program they sent an Irish linguist out to teach everyday people on the street how to say some basic Irish phrases. The takers included a few cowboys who learned to introduce themselves in their new language. View the videos and try your hand at saying "Cheers!" in Gaelic and learning other useful phrases.
If you're really pressed for time, just start with this one-minute video below. Everyone with Irish blood runnin' through their veins should at least know how to say Happy Saint Patrick's Day in the language of their ancestors!