Friday, March 10, 2017

Clover Confusion

With St Patrick's Day nearing, are you able to tell your clovers apart?

US President Donald Trump's Irish spin on his signature "Make America Great Again" hat has caught the internet's attention... for being brilliantly wrong. He had featured the wrong clover!

The Donald J Trump online shop is selling the "Official Make America Great Again Green Hat" ahead of St Patrick's Day on March 17 with a description that says it has an “embroidered four-leaf clover” on the back.

Many Twitter users were quick to point out that an Irish shamrock, used as a symbol for St Patrick's Day, is in fact a three-leaf clover.
A shamrock is a young sprig of clover and it is said that Saint Patrick used shamrocks to illustrate the Holy Trinity. As such, it has come to be associated with St Patrick's day.
Four-leaf clovers are said to bring good luck and are rarer in abundance.

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One marketing person called out the error by illustrating the difference between a shamrock and a four-leaf clover. She added: "Don't mess it up, #marketing geeks, for #StPatricksDay."
One user said the mishap made the president “culturally clueless”.
Another dubbed it a scandal, using the hashtag #shamrockgate.

On Thursday, I was back in Shah Alam – at the Zuellig Pharma venue – for their bi-monthly Toastmasters meeting. I evaluated two speeches, CC#5 and CC#10.

Three Liquid Gold Advanced Toastmasters were there to lend support to this Toastmasters club! In fact, members have been taking turns to help out regularly since January this year.

District 51's Program Quality Director Andrew Tan won a double: Best Table Topics Speaker and Best Evaluator.

A VVIP guest sat in throughout the meeting he is Giuseppe Leo, Zuellig Pharma's Vice President for Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia as well as Chief Executive of Zuellig Pharma's Specialty Solutions Group.

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