We all know how very difficult and time-consuming it can be to explain how to pronounce your Irish name. Well, it turns out it's not just your average person who struggles with diverse names. Theresa May, British Prime Minister, sent a letter to comedian Dara Ó Briain with an error that assumed he was two people that shared one body:
Source: Dara Ó Briain's Twitter
Dara and Briain is the two personalities that Dara Ó Briain is known for in Ireland. In fact, most of us Irish have two personalities depending on the weather.
Irish names and our history can be a real struggle for some and it's not just the British, Americans, British, Australians or British people who struggle with the concept of Ireland being an independent and free state. The Guardian, a British newspaper, had this to say about Dara and Ed Byrne's new show:
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) May 8, 2017
The Guardian announced they corrected the error but said "white" and "men" still applied - how witty! (huhuhuhu!). Dara's no stranger to calling out people who refer to him as a "British comedian" and is a proud Irish man through and through:
— Neil Taggart (@TigerTaggart) July 12, 2015
We're looking forward to seeing the new Dara and Briain show soon...