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Old 02-28-2014, 12:15 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Default mini challenge twenty-five - luck of the Irish
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mini challenge twenty-five
"The word luck is Middle Dutch in origin, coming from luc, a shortening of gheluc, 'happiness, good fortune.' "


When one thinks of March, thoughts about St. Patrick's Day, leprechauns, pots of gold, shamrocks, and rainbows come to mind. Finding any of these things would make you one lucky person, yeah? The phrase luck of the Irish is commonly thought to mean “extreme good fortune.” However, 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 has not an Irish origin but “a happier, if not altogether positive,” American one.
"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.'"

So why not make one of your drabbles especially lucky - or unlucky or the case may be? Whether your character has stumbled upon a four leaf clover, draw from the Unlucky Dip in Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, or snuggling with their lucky teddy bear, make sure your drabble includes a little bit of luck!
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