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It won't have escaped the attention of our US readers that El Reg Stateside today features an orange masthead - part of a temporary sponsored makeover. Well, it's fair to say that the Strategy Boutique could have brainstormed that one bit more thoroughly. One reader was moved to protest: "Why are you insulting millions of …

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That says a lot about El Reg's green credentials.

You just couldn't bring yourselves to do it, could you?

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<-------Look at last name

Im Irish and im nto offended......twats. Good thing they are gone.

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I object!

The red banner is clearly promoting COMMUNISM!

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erin go where?

The orange would have gone unnoticed if you had included:

AN POBLACHT ABU!

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Didn't offend me!

Eh, some people clearly need to chill out!

I would suggest that they try one of our wonderful Irish alcoholic beverages & preferably in a pub... maybe they might even get out and meet people ...

It didn't offend me in the least. You would have to be one of those super-sensitive types who get offended by everything.

I can assure you that you didn't offend millions of Irish people, just a few wound-up types.

We're a bit more self-assured about our national identity than to be offended by a masthead colour lol

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"It won't have escaped the attention of our US readers that El Reg Stateside today features an orange masthead - part of a temporary sponsored makeover."

It escaped me! Plain old red so I guess either my town has seceded temporarily from the union or I've gone colour blind.

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So sad

That's really sad. I'm native Irish and was allegedly baptised a Catholic, but I could care less what colour the Reg is on Paddy's day- after all, it;s not a bloody Irish publication, now is it?

Just more fucking morons who should never have been let near a computer let alone out onto the internet, giving my country an even worse name than it already has.

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I've never understood the green shite.

Surely the correct colour for St. Patrick's Day should be black, with some cream at the top?

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You guys do remember the IRA

The IRA (northern Ireland/Catholics) identifies them selves with the color green, and the protestants orange, does any of this ring a bell. Could you be that ignorant not to realize why a British website choosing the color orange for St Patties day would be a bad idea. The last people I would want to piss off is the IRA.

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@jimbolauski

Using the term "St Patties" instead of "St Paddy's" is also ignorant. And I'm not even going near your lack of knowledge regarding the IRA.

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@jimbolauski

The IRA/protestants don't own the colours green and orange. There are literally *MILLIONS* of other uses.

What makes you think that your use of those colours is the only one that any other person could possibly ever use?

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=arrogant

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Green? You sure?

Last time I saw an IRA man on the telly, he was identifiable by his black trousers, black jumper, black gloves and black balaclava. The British soldier pointing a gun at him was wearing green, though....

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another o'irish yank i suspect

i'm going to guess that your a troll / idiot or have never actually bee to Ireland and have some Darby O'Gill and the little people perception of Ireland

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*shrug*

Send them a few potatoes, I'm sure that'll cover it.

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Really?

I have some simple messages to impart to *any* Irish Catholic who may find the colour orange offensive:

Get the fuck over yourselves and please be careful not to trip over the massive chip that just fell off your shoulder.

Not everyone in the English-speaking world gives a flying hoot about your most pointless of disputes.

This is not to say I have no sympathy with the families of murdered Irish which have to deal forever with the fallout of some jumped-up terrorist's idea of 'giving a message'.

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Get a life and what about the irish flag?

Quote..

"If they're mad now... Just wait until they see the last third of the Irish national flag."

Really... what is this all about? haven't they looked at their own flag recently?

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So are these 'Irish'.....

Ah yes... 'Irish' by association. The old my grandparents came from Ireland so that makes me Irish... no it fucking doesn't... it makes you (insert country of birth here) and wishing you were from another country is never gonna make it true... It does however make you a whining tosser who's obviously ashamed of their own country and desperately wants to be liked/accepted and no longer ashamed of who you really are. :)

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Ashamed?

Pfft. Being ashamed of your country's nothing: I live in Britain. That said, I don't really have any interest in arbitrary notions of 'nationality' or any of that rubbish. I do as I'm told here because it's where I happen to be, and the laws and conventions are therefore relevant (and also I have a horribly unfashionable tendency to behave as though I live in a community - I know, it's a quaint idea). But I certainly couldn't imagine getting all worked up about this sort of thing. It's just not that important, and I'd have doubts about anyone who thought it was.

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As an Irish ex-Catholic...

...feck 'em. Thin-skinned whiners.

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Americans and nationality

They are a messed up lot. Half the time they are obsessed with being something they are not (My great grand pappy once went out with a girl who drank Guiness so I'm Irish!*) The other half they are trying to claim non american's as american because they have lived in America for a long time. Just check out all the Brits on wikipedia working in America who are listed as British-American (or hey, just American)

America can bite my shiny orange ARSE**

* - Pawel Bogdanovich

** - Not ASS

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Means nothing to me

Get over yourselves, insular types.

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Fallen right into it....

"..Another thundered: "Thanks for going 'Orange' on St. Patrick's Day. If you thought this was funny, you are wrong. Now I know you aren't the kind of people I want to do business with."..."

Brilliant! 'Doing business' with El Reg presumably means 'reading your news items for free'?

So our irate American has just authorised you to block his IPaddress......

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What's all of the fuss about?

I got given out to in my Swiss company for not wearing all green yesterday. Gobshites. I'm not American, I replied. I only don all-green for football and rugby matches. No, no green beer either. I did miss a decent Guinness yesterday though.

Thanks to el Reg for pointing out to me that the masthead was orange. I hadn't noticed. Now that I think about it, orange is one of the colours of Ireland. So why all of the fuss?

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national emblems

I got around the whole contentious issue by replacing the normal masthead thumbnail picture with one of a pile of potatos on a local boozer site I manage. No complaints so far.

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@jimbolauski

Yeah, but the IRA are chilled out at the moment - as we learned from Star Trek TNG they win in 2024.

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Begorrah!

I love how the "Irish" Americans are defining themselves by the same hateful bigotry and mistrust that everyone in Ireland (save a minority) is desperately trying to put behind them.

The deluded lunatics will probably start using car bombs next as a way to express their "ancient Irish culture and heritage". And for full authenticity, their cars will be green and have the ancient blessing "Kiss Me I'm Irish" on a bumper sticker on the back.

And as others have said -- there's orange on the flag. It's a call for unity, not discrimination.

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No orange in France

Not much green either. Loads of stupid hats, and loads of stupid questions:

"What? A day celebrating the patron saint of Ireland? What does he have to do with beer?"

At least the lager here is the right colour i.e. NOT GREEN

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WTF?

No issue to me, and they had a clover to mark it

You put a clover on the masthead to mark it, some people need to grow up!

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The Red Machine

I have noticed that since The Register started, you have used the same Communist Red as the PRC uses in its flag. Are you a branch of the government of the People's Republic of China?

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Here's yer answer.

Why? #

Posted Thursday 18th March 2010 00:03 GMT

Joke

Why should a British site bother with Ireland's quaint customs? After all, I've been once reminded by Irish friends that they are not British (in spite of the whole British Isles thing, mind).

Who (who matters) the feck cares about St. Patrick anyway? Here in the US it's just an excuse to drink yourself silly. And in the rest of the world I know people don't even know it exists (they find other excuses to drink).

Cos Northern Ireland is British, cos Ireland ain't quaint, it's a normal 21st century European country, and cos you my friend ain't Irish in any way shape or form.

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Irish through and through, Irish born and bred....

...in New York.

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Still

It doesn't beat the time Celtic released an orange away kit...

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