dip your shillelagh in the wrong pot of gold

Discussion in 'English Only' started by gungex, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. gungex Member

    Korean
    I'm seeing drama Gossip girl

    Some people(with chuck and nate) came to a pub

    on arriving, Chuck said to his friends "Phase three, Pub crawl, Five boroughs. 50 pubs... 500 chances to get laid. And remember don't dip your shillelagh in the wrong pot of gold"

    I don't know what "don't dip your shillelagh in the wrong pot of gold" is"

    help me :)
     
  2. Starfrown

    Starfrown Senior Member

    Columbia, SC
    English - US
    Clearly, the speaker is using "shillelagh," a type of club, to refer to the penis. Note that this word is virtually unknown in America, but that the combination of "shillelagh" and "pot of gold" would immediately convey some notion of "Irishness" to any educated person, and the context would make it abundantly clear what he's talking about.

    As for "the wrong pot of gold," I feel he's probably simply warning his friends against having sexual relations with the "wrong" individual.

    EDIT:
    Thanks, Lis48.

    I'm truly glad to be able to delete what I wrote earlier.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2011
  3. Lis48

    Lis48 Senior Member

    York, England
    English - British
    I agree that shillelagh means penis here but I would say that the pot of gold refers to the one hidden by the leprochaun at the end of the rainbow so:
    Don´t try to get lucky with the wrong girl!
     
  4. gungex Member

    Korean
    Thanks everyone :)
     

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