fileg (fileg) wrote,
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why mythology becomes diluted

On one of the graphics help lines I haunt, someone was asking how to use the "shapes" tool in Photoshop to use the "4 leaf clover " to make graphics for St. Patrick's day.

The problem she was having was an easy fix, and she got the info quickly, but I (of course) felt compelled to leave this note: "Don't you want a shamrock for that? It should only have three leaves"


Their reply was:
Clover/Shamrock, does it really matter? Clovers are used for Paddy's Day as well. *G*

Now, I have no intention of answering that, but I ask you -
Is it only because I'm a Celt that this bothers me? Is the trinity symbolism, and the fact that the shamrock only grows in Ireland forgotten/useless information?

When did interchangeable mythology become acceptable? Doesn't it make everything meaningless?

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persephonesbear, this is especially for you:

Another question asked today was by someone who was annoyed that when they make a border, their graphics program doubled all the math - the example was, with a 100x100 square, when they want to make a 2 pixel border (all the way around) the program makes them resize their graphic to 96x96 when 2 pix should only make it 98x98.....

ok, anybody can have a bad day and end up laughing at it, but when it was explained, the reaction was, in part "How odd."

thought you'd enjoy that.
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