My family is Scotch-Irish and came to the southeastern US in the mid-1600’s. Yeah, we’re descendants of those Appalachian moon-shiners (with a lot of Cherokee thrown in). And we’ve never been particularly lucky. Now I know why.
Do you suppose that the saying “the luck of the Irish” is meant to be ironic?
And yes, I realize that this would have been more relevant had I posted this on or near St. Patrick’s Day.
[Via Andrea Harris.]