The Wearing of the Green
My mother was relentlessly adamant that one say "polishing" one's nails rather than "painting" them. You could almost hear her teeth clamp together if someone said the latter.
Yesterday, I polished my nails in recognition of today:
This is the only way anyone will know I am sporting green today, as it is a cold, windy, rainy, stay-inside-and-knit-and-read St. Patrick's Day in Northeast Georgia.