Is it impolite of me to say, "Go, Irish" to . . .
by The Flash (2019-02-11 12:13:24)

. . . people wearing ND gear in public to whom I have not been formally introduced?


I had a guy say that to me on his way back from Communion.
by ProV1x  (2019-02-11 19:39:34)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I never saw him before in my life but possibly he somehow knows me from the golf course where I still work. My wife and I sit in one of the smaller three person pews located off the Gospel side isle in our old (1839) church, Notre Dame du Port. He walked by, nudged me on the shoulder and said "Go Irish!" then kept on going.

Our church is now named Good Shepherd since it was merged with two other Louisville West End parishes but the original name ND du Port is still seen in gold lettering over the main door. Rev. Stephen Badin provided the land for our church and was our first pastor. I'm of the fifth generation on my father's side who has belonged there.


great history *
by Odschool  (2019-02-11 22:14:59)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


This girl said “Go Irish” to me before Mass started...
by SoCaliDomer  (2019-02-11 17:16:14)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

after she noticed my ND sweater.

I ended up marrying her a little over a year later.


That's the most Notre Dame-y thing ever. *
by A1Leprechaun  (2019-02-11 18:59:20)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


By the way, got any Maldives recs? *
by SoCaliDomer  (2019-02-11 19:10:10)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Yes
by DBCooper  (2019-02-11 21:17:49)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Go!


Hijack: Couldn't we come up with something more original?
by 89Swine  (2019-02-11 16:34:50)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I hate how trite and bland "Go Irish" sounds. It applies to any school, "Go ________!" I mean, I say it to fellow Irish garb wearers, too. But I always feel a little empty inside. Like it's not enough. It's not special.

I like the uniqueness of a "Hook 'em horns," "War Eagle," or "Roll Tide." We should do better.


In the conversation! *
by 84david  (2019-02-12 17:41:27)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


“Stay Relevant!” *
by 1NDGal  (2019-02-11 17:17:10)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


How about "Fight on!"?
by sprack  (2019-02-11 16:55:28)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

You're the one (and I use that number literally) who doesn't like it, so it's incumbent on you to come up with a better one.


Go Bragh is as good as any in that scenario.
by tdiddy07  (2019-02-11 17:16:15)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Of course, in the stadium, a good Póg Mo Thóin would do wonders for crowd noise.


I usually say "nice hat" or compliment the ND apparel item
by knutesteen  (2019-02-11 16:15:01)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

That usually leads to the conversation many have referenced below. Met Mike Rosenthal at a local Austin grocery store, as he is the football coach and athletic director at Austin High, by complimenting his apparel. ND conversation ensued.


That's what I do.
by irisharab  (2019-02-11 17:30:01)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

And like you, that usually gets some conversation going.


I do. Once when I did it and was not wearing ND gear, the
by Manor76  (2019-02-11 15:06:59)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

guy in the ND hat said Go Irish and asked if I was an alum. I said I was, and had a nice chat with Wally Klein.


It's impolite not to *
by sprack  (2019-02-11 14:38:48)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I said it to the ND Women's Crew Team who was
by cujays96  (2019-02-11 14:27:00)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

in the lobby of a hotel where my company was hosting an event.

I think they were a little shocked to hear that in Buckeye land.


That's not why they were shocked. *
by NDBass  (2019-02-11 14:51:56)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Well, it wasn't my stunning good looks.
by cujays96  (2019-02-12 08:00:26)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Because I don't have those.


as long as you are pointing in the direction of the Atlantic
by jt  (2019-02-11 13:25:18)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Ocean, it is okay to say, "Go Irish" to anyone that you might see that appears to be of Irish descent.


If you're uncomfortable...
by Porpoiseboy  (2019-02-11 13:24:59)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

just blurting out "Fuck Michigan!" like you have Tourette's, "Go Irish" is a viable alternative.


we need a secret sign or saying to know if they are NDnation
by DBCooper  (2019-02-11 13:08:25)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

posters or lurkers


Do you remember the signal?
by tdiddy07  (2019-02-11 17:18:45)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


You don't already know the sign?
by Doggie  (2019-02-11 15:44:29)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

hmmmm??


Go Irish! Do you chug pickles? *
by RedIrish  (2019-02-11 13:13:08)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Listen here, Meatwhistle. *
by daviehamsufferer97  (2019-02-11 13:47:11)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


The correct response is "Suck my ass, Pat!" *
by Bacchus  (2019-02-11 17:54:43)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


If in church, "Right back at you, dubmass." *
by Hati Hijau  (2019-02-12 01:06:45)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I guess the secret handshake writes itself... *
by Irish Tool  (2019-02-11 13:37:42)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


It's the right thing to do. (link)
by Lloyd Braun  (2019-02-11 12:47:56)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I do it often. *
by discNDav  (2019-02-11 12:43:51)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I do it all the time. My non-ND friends think I'm a dork *
by NDFlyer  (2019-02-11 12:42:56)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I always do. *
by PabloFanque  (2019-02-11 12:36:03)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Required. *
by jh_chi  (2019-02-11 12:33:40)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I thought it was required... *
by nd929  (2019-02-11 12:24:46)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Me, too. *
by Barney68  (2019-02-11 12:25:15)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


It is. *
by ndwifemom  (2019-02-11 12:35:08)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post