Step 2: The cursed Four Leaf Clover

This impostor is the 4 leaf clover.
St Patrick didn't use it because its a four leaf clover and NOT a Shamrock.
Using this as a St Patricks Day symbol is just stupid.
Turn up in Ireland on St Patricks Day, or any day, with this thing on your t-shirt and you'd better know where the nearest open door or window is. :-P Joke.
That or have a good excuse, like,
your the chairperson for the four leaf clover appreciation society and you've been out all day looking in fields for one; and all you want to do now is sit down, have a beer and look at a Shamrock because your sick to death of looking at stupid 4 leafed things and shamrocks are so much better because they have 3 cute heart shaped leaves and is the symbol of St Patrick and isnt a stupid 4 leaf clover.
Learn that off by heart and you may survive.
Actually we Irish are more likely to have a laugh with you at your expense, poke some fun and buy you a drink to make you feel better for being so stupid. And because we feel sorry for someone who's the chair of a four leaf clover appreciation society.
<p>I'm not understand the 3 steps and the instructions.</p><p> =/ =(</p><p> WTF?</p>
<p>I'm not understand the 3 steps and the instructions.</p><p> =/ =(</p><p> WTF?</p>
<p>Four leaf clovers are rare and very lucky to the irish. The four leaves represent Luck, Faith, Hope, and Love. You don't know what your talking about. Your probably English, lol. Nice disinformation. </p>
so I was shopping at Meijer and looking at their Shamrock plants and found a 4 leaf shamrock. NOT clover.
Is this where the word &quot;sham&quot; comes from? Would be appropriate :)
Ok. Correct. A four leaf clover is a luck thing and not a shamrock. But that’s the point I’m trying to make. It’s not a Shamrock. The instructable is to help folks get it right. Lots of people think they are one and the same. A wood sorrel is a Shamrock. A lesser trefoil is a shamrock. White clover (the white stripe mentioned) is a Shamrock. So what I pictured is a Shamrock. NOBODY knows the shamrock species St Patrick used although some claim to. One thing is certain. 4 Leaf clover isn’t a shamrock and its luck thing isn’t Irish either. You may as well put a fez on a leprechaun if you’re gonna use a 4LC for Ireland. And I think the world knows you won’t actually get killed for having a for leaf clover on your shirt in Ireland. In fact, as stated, you may score free beer so go ahead and wear one. Don’t get too paranoid, foreigners have a sense of humour too. The internationally recognised :-P features there also as a “this is humour” aid. So chill. Be cool. Happy St Patrick's day. I'll expect to see you all smiling. :-)
It IS a shamrock. It's just a mutant that has 4 leaves instead of the usual three.<br> <br> Btw, I live in Ireland and we regularly use 4 leaved shamrocks.
&nbsp;Being part Irish, this is very interesting to listen to... But like Christmas, St. Patrick's Day has been perverted into a secular based &quot;holiday&quot;. Even then it isnt a &quot;holiday&quot; because when broken down the word &quot;holiday&quot; turns into Holy Day. Just think about that...
Shamrock means clover. End of... Little clover is not an accurate translation. The diminutive could be used because of a sense of endearment because it's a symbol of Ireland.<br> <br> While it's true that here in Ireland, people pretty much call any kind of clover a shamrock, St Patrick's holy trinity example is a legend. It can't be proved or disproved so no one will ever know what type of shamrock he picked, but it is more likely to have been the common white clover. I've seen things on Paddy's day here that aren't even from the clover family being used (wood sorrel being one of them).<br> <br> Use anything you want to celebrate Paddy's day! 4 leaf, 3 leaf, a wood sorrel (they're very attractive!) Paddy's day has gone beyond religion. For most people in Ireland it's just a way to celebrate the country, our friends and having a good time.<br> <br> Have a good one! =^__^=
Haha! That's why I love the Irish :P
<span>Shamrock is directly translated from Irish Gaelic <span class="sourcetext1">&quot;</span><strong>Seamr&oacute;g</strong><span class="sourcetext1">&quot; </span>as &quot;little clover&quot; which distinguishes it from regular clover. White clover is regular broad clover. The tradition is clear that St Paddy (not Patty) used a Seamr&oacute;g not a Clover. If he had then the tradition would state a <strong>Seanmair</strong>. Anyways, the point still remains that for St Paddy&rsquo;s day it&rsquo;s a 3 leafed little clover used to represent the Holy trinity being three parts of the one whole. A four leafed clover can never do that. It&rsquo;s a secularisation of the symbolism of God to luck.<br /> I give up. The point of this instructable is just lost on some people. There are tonnes of little clovers and any one of them is correct. Who cares! The point is shamrock on Paddy&rsquo;s day has 3 leaves and is not a four leaved clover. It isn&rsquo;t that difficult to understand. Even to a doctor of botany fluent in Latin terms. In the Name of God and his 3 parts just go and have a Happy St Patricks Day!</span>
The <b>shamrock</b> is s a <b>three-leafed old white clover</b>. It is sometimes of the variety <i><a class="mw-redirect" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_clover" rel="nofollow" title="White clover">Trifolium repens</a></i>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Shamrock is clover <br />
Are <a href="http://www.fourleafclovergoodluckcharms.com/4-leaf-clover/" rel="nofollow">4-Leaf Clovers</a> Shamrocks?: By definition,<br /> &nbsp;for a clover to represent the Trinity, it would <br /> have to bear 3 leaves. <a href="http://www.fourleafclovergoodluckcharms.com/four-leaf-clovers/" rel="nofollow">Four leaf clovers</a> have 4 leaves and <br /> therefore can't be considered shamrocks.<br /> <br /> The mystique of the four leaf clover as <a href="http://www.luckycharm4me.com/good-luck-charm-bracelets/luck-charm/" rel="nofollow">luck charm</a> continues today, since finding a real four leaf clover is still a rare occurrence and omen of good luck.<br />
many christians (myself included), do not feel that catholic made saints are not saints and only the apostles are saints.
Oh good. That really helps me understand the difference between different types of plants.<br />
stop insulting the four leaf clovers
Wait... iv lost what conclusion this argument came to. Isn't the shamrock, like you said above eg. white clover. So then are they not really the same thing, the shamrock being a type of clover. The four leaves that a (lucky) clover has is just a mutation of the plant and therefore a shamrock could have four too i suppose. But yeah you're right about St. Patrick using a three leaved shamrock to represent the Holy Trinity which is why it's used on St. Patricks day.
Does anyone actually CARE anymore what this holiday is even about? Believe it or not, it's not about drinking! It was started in America as a way to raise awareness of the long-gone famine and to help out. Also, St Patrick is credited for bringing Christianity to Ireland, which most of my co-workers had no idea about. So while you guys are out getting drunk, toast a Slainte to the true meaning at least, please.
No one in Ireland is going to attack, hurt, or harass you in anyway for having a four leaf clover on your clothing, saying that makes the irish seem ignorant and belligerent. not cool.
the fourth leaf represents luck.its not a shamrock, its just a symbol of luck; and the true shamrock has a white stripe on each leaf.you have pictured a wood sorrel.
The reality of "St Patrick's day" is "Guinness Day" or "let's dump a loads of green-dye in the river: that'd be really Irish wouldn't it - day". L
If I am not mistaken, Patrick adopted the Shamrock (3 leaves) as an illustration of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Four leaves would not fit.

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