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I'd say I've got about 6
really grinds my gears whenever people refer to the ROI as "southern ireland"
which pretty much excludes the entire population of dublin and galway.
i'm not sure they'd let you.
so YOU can fuck off
Seems a strange differentiation otherwise.
they quite often say "the south". Would you like to have an argument about this?
the furthest point north is Malin head, Co Donegal, in the Republic.
TECHNICALLLY parts of mainland Scotland are further south than Carlisle, Edinburgh is further West than Bristol etc etc. boring.
they quite often say "birds", "skirt" or "fanny" - despite being widely used, these terms are often annoying or even downright offensive to some, so its generally unacceptable to use them.
he's done you here, love.
you're a fanny
"1. A slang term for female genitalia"
I'm not going to descend into slinging cheap insults around willy-nilly. If you're happy to call me a slang term for female genitalia in a derogatory manner then that's your call, although tat says a lot more about you than me. Ultimately, you're revealing yourself to be a self-hating feminist.
and my wife is about 1/2 Irish.......Donegal Irish.....further north than Belfast and slightly further north than Derry
I defy boundaries.....span the genres
I am a spanner
It's ultimately semantics but there was inference that one was North and one South where as giro day tom pointed out Northern and Republic/Eire would have been better.
just saying 'northern'/'southern' has historically been used this way in different contexts.
I would have expected a person such as yourself to understand that there are certain sensitivities surrounding particular words.
poor trolling, DD.
"Southern Ireland was a short-lived autonomous region of the United Kingdom, proclaimed on 3 May 1921 and formally dissolved on 6 December 1922. It was never effectively established"
Southern Ireland is not the name of the country.
You probably call Scottish people Scotch don't you?
maybe twice, I don't remember.
Then I fucked all your friends' girlfriends - now they hate you
and therefore have been introduced to lots of Irish people. So loads.
only _morrissey i think
go on about how irish they are?. I'm going with - extremely annoying
though there are more properly Irish people in America than there are in Ireland.
(though to be honest, there are probably more of most races/whatever in America than there are actual Americans. guess that's what happens when your country's about 65 years old, innit).
Cultural thing, innit.
and they brought a lot to the country
People do seem to get oddly het up about it though. I wonder if they'd be the same way about someone of, say, Indian descent but still x-generations integrated making a big deal out of their heritage?
behind only Germans, i believe.
Three friends from Northern Ireland, though two of them definitely wouldn't identify as Irish.
They're just immigrant cities which have historically attracted workers, innit.
People regularly tell me i "look Irish", i imagine just because i'm stocky, dark-haired and rosy-cheeked. Once, when i was in a pretty rough pub in Manchester, a group of people wouldn't believe that i wasn't Irish, and were rubbing my head and stuff. They kept buying me drinks if i said "Paddy McGinty's Goat" in an Irish accent, but i'm still not really sure what it meant.
Do you know Bono as well as I know him?
both from the north
we each have about a 1 in 600 chance of winning based on the number of entrants last year.
I feel ashamed.
Am I missing out?
I've always assumed they were just people, like everyone else.
Also who cares if you call it north and south, everyone here does.
Don't have any Irish mates though.
But 90% of people I know seem to have an Irish Dad. Weird.
Looks like a young Morgan Freeman.
As is my girlfriend and her dad's side of the family.
Don't call the Republic the south ta very much
bit terroristy and racist though