St. Patrick's Day Facts
On Thursday we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, so why not amaze and astound your friends with your command of knowledge of all things Irish? OK, how about a few things Irish? For example :
Phrase: St Patrick's Day
Irish: L· FhÈile P·draig or L· ële P·draig
Pronunciation: law ay-leh paw-rig or law leh paw-rig
Note: The first is used in writing, the second in conversation.
Toast: Health & Wealth
Irish: Sl·inte is t·inte
Pronunciation: slaw-in-tcheh iss thaw-in-tcheh
Phrase: Corned Beef and Cabbage
Irish: m·irtfheoil shailte
Pronunciation: maw-irtch-oh-il hahl-tcheh
Phrase: Are you going to the parade?
Irish: A' mbeidh t× ag an bp·raid?
Pronunciation: ah my thoo egg on bah-raw-idh?
Back in time
Today in regional history:
March 16, 1983
Richmond County teachers whose contracts will not be renewed next school year will be rehired in order of seniority to fill vacancies created by routine retirements and resignations, according to a working agreement between the Richmond County Association of Educators and school officials.
The Board of Education recently voted not to renew contracts for 140 teachers with less than two years experience, but school officials hope that number can be reduced by attrition, routine retirements and resignations.
The agreement, between the RCAE and school board attorney Leonard "Pete" Fletcher, will be presented to the school board.
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