Things Not To Say To Irish People

Things Not To Say To Irish People


“Top of the morning to you.”
“Potato!” “Isn’t Ireland in the UK?” “You’ve had a drink already, ain’t
you? You’re Irish. My dad’s Irish.” “Top of the morning to you.” I don’t know what the response… I get really awkward
and I’m just like, “You”. Have you ever heard an Irish person
say it? Never. Never. Although in fairness, there is a lot of Irish sayings
that don’t make sense. Craic, what’s the craic? By the way, we don’t condone drugs.
Don’t talk about crack. I like that
the sesh has gone up there because the sesh is very
important to me. If someone said top of the morning
to me, I’d have to sit down. And we’re not morning people. No. SHE LAUGHS “Potato! Potato!” I always get asked to say potato.
BLEEP hate potatoes. I BLEEP love potatoes. We do eat a lot of potatoes.
Yeah, we do. We’ve got mashed potatoes… Like, we make bread with potatoes.
Boxty. Boiled potatoes… They are nice but, like,
they’re only potatoes. Shepherd’s pie, cottage pie. It’s not like we’re all at home jerking off
looking at pictures of potatoes. Do you know what? I want potatoes
right now, to be quite honest. “I’ll bet you like a drink.” Yes. Yeah. Sure do. BLEEP love it. Don’t all Irish people drink? I don’t even drink. “Oh, you’re Irish,
you should be able to handle it.”
All the time. No. They expect if you’re going to
go out and drink that you’re going to be, like, mad. Irish people around the world
have this persona as being the happy people and the drunken
people. So light-hearted. And then when you’re not they kind of feel like,
I don’t know, you should be. If I decide I don’t want
another drink, people turn on you. People can almost overstep
the boundary at times. When people know that an Irish
person’s come to the party, they’re like,
“Oh, it’s going to be good!” Yeah. “How many first cousins
do you have?” I don’t really come from a massive
family. I come from a huge family. I thought I had 36 cousins. I think it’s just to do with
Irish people being Irish, isn’t it? I actually have 57. I think people had big families
in the ’70s and ’80s in Ireland because of the church. Birth
control. Yet, they didn’t use… There was no such thing as condoms. The reason my parents had so many
is because my mother’s Catholic and my father’s a man. SHE LAUGHS “Can you say…” “Tirty-tree…” “And three thirds.” They expect you to come out saying,
“Tirty-tree and a turd.” You should hear the way I sing
Dirrty by Christina Aguilera. Are you going to sing it?
As if you’re saying a turd, like something that
comes out of your bum. I only ever get it here, in London. # Dirty
Duh-duh-duh-duh… # Gonna get…
What you gonna… Dirty! # I always get asked, “Can you say
power shower for half an hour?” Names like Grainne… Like Niamh, they look at you, they’re like,
“What the BLEEP is that?” Saoirse. O’Shaughnessy. That one. Even I didn’t know
how to say that one. Siob-han. Siob-han. Siob-han. Cao-ilf-f-h-hionn. “Keelin”. My name is ridiculous. My sister is called Roisin.
They can’t say that. I settled for Clio, because I’ve given up. “When is St Patrick’s Day?” Bloody every day of the week. Patrick. St Paddy’s Day. Patrick.
And it’s the 17th of March. If you see people who are
wearing leprechaun hats… I do like the emerald green colour.
I think it’s very nice. ..you know, from a distance,
that they’re bellends. One year I actually
had my face painted. I’d be different,
I’ll get dressed up. Oh, that’s me every year. I just went on a three-day bender
and I rang work sick. Really railing against
the Irish stereotype there. “Who’s the biggest eejit
that you know that’s Irish?” Bono. Yes. We have a lot more than Bono. I’ve actually never listened to
one Bono song in my life. You have, that’s a lie. A lot of famous Irish people
are claimed by England. B*Witched, they were good. But they’ve never claimed Bono. We are always made to perform. But we’re very talented people. Pressie. Oh, Jesus. Like, I know lads that just stand up and they start reciting something
like Seamus Heaney. Ian Lloyd Anderson at the moment
is in the West End. Class. I don’t even know
who the BLEEP he is. Oh, no! Wow. Oh, my God! “Isn’t Ireland in the UK?” Oh! It’s complicated. It’s not
complicated. It’s very clear. There’s Northern Ireland,
which is part of the UK. I said, “Oh, well,
I’m in Ireland at the moment.” Yeah. And then there’s
the Republic of Ireland. And she said, “Well, when are you
coming back to the mainland?” And it can get a lot of people angry
because there’s obviously a lot of history behind it, a lot of tension
behind it, still now, actually. I feel like everybody knew
we were our own country when financially we went to shit. “Do you ever wish
you weren’t Irish?” How could you wish
you hadn’t got your arms? You were seen as a second-class
citizen when you were Irish back
then. Yeah. We got treated like BLEEP. “No blacks, no Irish, no dogs.” Other way round –
“No blacks, no dogs, no Irish.” Irish were under the dogs. Lots of English people now
look at Irish people as not being as foreign. Yeah.
“You’re not foreigners.” Exactly, they just see us
as being Irish now. We’re more like unwanted cousins. It is a fantastic thing to be Irish.
Yeah. I wouldn’t change it for the world. I think we have the best culture
and craic going on. But when we do get nice weather,
though, it’s such a beautiful… It is such a lovely country. Oh, best country in the world. You can get away with a lot.
It’s fantastic. Being Irish is fantastic. The
phrase, “Oh, they’re Irish…” Yeah. Yeah, that’s like
a get-out-of-jail-free card. It’s like the same as “Boys will
be boys.” “Oh, they’re Irish.” Yeah.

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    Cathal Gallagher

    Would you lika a cup of tea, go on, ah go on, ah go on go on go on ah ye will ye will go on. I don't want to pressure you if you don't want one you don't have to have one.

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    Madisyn Stanley (981MadStan)

    I'm part irish but wasn't born there nor do I know much about of the dialect or culture. Do I count?

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    Anime LoverOtaku

    My last name is Irish, & random thing, but doesn't Jacksepticeye say "Top of the morning to you?" in some of his videos? [If not, I'm sorry 😿]

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    Matou Shi

    I don't know a lot of things about Ireland, except that it has such beautiful landscapes, and it is kinda painful to see all the negative questions they are asked… especially with the recent, very horrible history they had to suffer… It's so unfair 🙁

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    Pizza goes splat

    I'm sorry but when taking an order I do commonl get "does that come with veg………and potatoes?" With a stress on the potatoes part. 🤣

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    Kely Trindade

    I love ireland and all the different accents, never been on ireland but always love the culture and history. i do love tipperary and sligo accents and tho ❣️

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    Nicky Styles

    Honestly, as someone living abroad (Germany) I don’t get upset about any of those things. The one thing that sends me off the deep end though is a horrible myth some people, tho not all, have in their heads that Irish ppl are lazy.
    It’s like that other great myth that women in Sweden are beautiful: it’s simply not true and can, sadly, lead to problems in the professional world 😢

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    Scary Bagel

    I used to know a Irish person but they moved back to Ireland but before they left they gave me a HUGE stack of paper

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    Yer Ma

    Yeeaahh, saying "p'tay'tow" to an Irish person is like handing a Jew a shower cap or asking a black guy if he knows how to untie a noose.

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    HUmaN iMboDiEmeNt oF MemeS

    An American: my mother's great grandmothers cousin twice removed's father was Irish so I'm Irish!
    Me, an Irishman: what the hell are you on about?

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    Airsoft Reviews and gameplay

    Why do Americans say they are part Irish when their great great grandparents are this triggers me I’m Irish btw

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    Rick G

    i know they're irish when they cost thousands to have removed from the fields and leave it in an unimaginable inhumane state. or attempting to evade capture by the police and leaving the stolen vehicle on the fields. or being really loud in a resturant and then kicking off so they don't have to pay anything. or having the barn robbed up twice in 3 (tree) months. or that time we tried popping in to the supermarket only to discover they had temporarily closed as the car park was turned into a campsite / zoo. or that time i was approached by a distraught young lady (brilliant actress) who had lost her purse but wanted to visit her mother in hospital but needed petrol… or… or… or…

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    luke tracey

    Lmao at people with brittish surnames that proudly identify themselves as Irish because they live in Ireland….and say that I'm not Irish because I live in north america..lol. There is very little actual irish dna in Ireland because the brittish occupied Ireland after the irish holocaust. The Irish surnames that remained in Ireland undoubtedly survived due to servitude to the English. Open a history book and get a dna test fools lmao

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    tirowen

    'Móra na maidine dhuit' (Top of the mornin') was a legitimate phrase that survived in the US among immigrants. -But it is still confronting one with an outdated cliché.

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    John Stephen

    These people don't look Irish. They're meant to have red hair, freckles, blue eyes, and carrying a glass of guiness.

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    Bill C

    Geez, BBC, could you chop up their conversations any more? Chopping off people in mid-sentence isn't artistic, just stupid.

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    Gregory Garecki

    What's the craic? The stereotype here in the US of you is positive. Maybe only Canadians beat you, eh? Guess what…my daughter turned Irish. My granddaughter is Irish. I may turn Irish for my retirement.

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