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eireann go fuck off.

Warning: this entry contains even more swearing than usual.

Wow, thanks to barsine, I think I've now seen the biggest bunch of fucking morons on livejournal. They refer to Ireland as "the isle", they want "BRITS OUT" of a country they've never even seen, and they are obviously, each and every one of them, a complete and utter fuckwit who deserves a good kicking.

This is one of the most stupid entries (although not the most offensive - those would be the ones advocating terrorism). It doesn't even make any fucking sense! "You know someone called Sully"? The hell? Is Sully a popular Irish name? If it were, surely I would have met someone in this country over the last 29 and a half years who has it? Let's have a look at some of the other "truisms".

You don't believe there is a God, but you are damn sure of the infallibility of the Pope.

Yes, because everyone in Ireland is a Catholic. And even if they were, they're certainly not slavish worshippers of the church hierarchy, so that statement is, like the rest of this rubbish, neither accurate nor funny.

Your parents were on a first name basis with everyone at the local emergency room.

Yes, because the Irish are always getting into fights. Haw haw haw! Domestic violence is funny.

There wasn't a huge difference between your last wake and your last keg party.

Yeah, because Irish people have so many keg parties. Wait, this couldn't be aimed at people who aren't actually FROM IRELAND, could it? Surely not! After all, they're so sure of their, um, Irishness.

You cry at sad movies, but you cheer in battle.

Just.....just fuck off. The person who posted this quiz was born in 1989 and has presumably never taken part in a "battle". I'd love to shove them in the centre of Omagh in the summer of 1998 and see how much they're fucking cheering then.

You're proud to be Irish - and you pass these jokes on to all your Irish friends!

No. No, I'm not particularly proud, because although I am very fond of my country and get annoyed when people think we're British, an accident of birth is nothing to be particularly proud of. And no, I don't.

Flame away, my friends. Please, for the love of all that is right, flame away.


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Feb. 15th, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC)
Dear god people are stupid. I shall go there and tell them that.
Feb. 15th, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
I'd go there too, but I'm sure they'd think we're just jealous of them because we're not REVOLUTIONISTS. We are all also probably suffering from Famine Survivor Guilt.
Feb. 15th, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
nothing i can say here is appropriate, just:

!! !
Feb. 15th, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC)
How can someone be 45% Irish?

I'm very confused.
Feb. 15th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
Hee! I wondered that too. I don't think logical thinking is the strong point of that bunch....
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Feb. 15th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)

I've seen enough Irish Americans on LiveJournal at this stage not to be surprised. That said, I'm still as angry at them as I've always been.

I think we should start a community for Irish people who love Al-Queda...see how they like it.
Feb. 15th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
I don't even want to go read it. Stupid people. Way to promote stereotypes!
Feb. 15th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
'Thanks to barsine', quoth she! I just stumbled on them! I'm not a member of their community or anything ...
Feb. 15th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC)
Hee, I know! I just assumed people would guess that you are not secretly an "IRA biotch"!
Feb. 15th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC)
Feb. 15th, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't it be luvverly if all the people who are actually posting against the original poster didn't all love the homophobic insults to get their point across?
Feb. 15th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC)
I'm Colleen Flynn, 15 years old, yada yada yada...
I'd love to learn more about the IRA and Sinn Fein. I'd love to get involved somehow, but as that is doubtful as my being an American teenager, becoming informed about the issues will have to suffice for now...

Yes, I think that would be a start. Good grief. (Community location - Michigan.)
Feb. 15th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)
to know that in 1916 your great-grandfather died while freeing Ireland, so that his kids and grandkids would be Irishmen and Irishwomen, not British citizens its crying when you hear those flute and bagpipe songs because the music has been engraned in your DNA for a thousand years, its a part of you

Oh, fuck off. Why the hell do these fuckers even exist?
Feb. 15th, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
Good spelling is clearly not a qualification to being Irish!
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Feb. 15th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)
Ugggggghhh. I don't know much about Ireland, as I proved quite mightily in the Irish poll, but I know enough to hate those fuckers and get all het up about it. AAAAAAAAARGH!
Feb. 15th, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)
I can't get over people who've just said they support the IRA responding to comments that disagree with them with "Well, you needn't be so rude!"
Feb. 15th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC)
When I was in Prague the guy running the hostel told us a story about a traveller (either British or American, I can't remember who he was referring to when he said "your countryman") who came back one day all miffed because people had been shouting at him. Why? Because he was wearing a "C.C.C.P." t-shirt. Uh-huh. And the Czechs are the rude people.
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Feb. 15th, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
Oh dear holy mother of a divine donkey. Why did I even LOOK? It's like some kind of automatic cliché-generating machine - the drink! the murderous Brits snatching food from children at gunpoint! the oppressed grandfathers! the Our Fourth Green Field-isms! the rebel songs!

I think my favourite sentence (after some inane rambling about the Famine) is "this just proves to me that im solid in my ideas". Yes, dear. COURSE you are.

When I've finished boggling, I will go back to worshipping my tree.
Feb. 15th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)
I am also quite taken with the man who can't spell Padraig Pearse's name right, despite having just read a book about him.
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Feb. 15th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
Ugh. A good friend of mine once told me that he hates the English. Why? "Because I'm Irish!"

1) That's a stupid reason to hate anyone.
2) You are at least 3rd-generation American-born, and I doubt very much that any English person has ever done anything foul to you.

"But I'm Irish! Irish people hate the English!"

Feb. 15th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
:waves hand wildly in the air:

I'm English AND Irish and I hate myself!
Feb. 15th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
oh, good lord. sometimes, there are no words.

on behalf of any other irish americans on lj, tho, i feel compelled to point out that not all of us are completely batshit blowhards completely batshit blowhards.
Feb. 15th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC)
Heh, don't worry, I'm not lumping you all in together! I'm related to some lovely Irish-Americans, after all....
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Feb. 15th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
Have you followed the link to the "You know you're X when..." website?

Irish is an ethnicity apparently. And us Brits can't stop laughing at Australian accents long enough to get to work on time.

Actually, the most interesting thing is trying to figure out the nationality and age of the people who wrote them. Young I'd guess, and not from any of the countries they're writing about.
Feb. 16th, 2005 11:52 am (UTC)
Yes, I did. And it's odd how completely obvious it is that they're not written by the "ethnic groups" in question, isn't it? And half the "British" ones refer to the tube, which would suggest a certain Londoncentricity.

And do British people tip hairdressers? I have never worked this out. Are we supposed to?
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