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11 Things Irish People Really Need Americans To Know

11 Things Irish People Really Need Americans To Know

Ahh, Ireland land of the Saints and the Scholars. Given that Paddy's Day will soon be upon us, there's just a few things we'd like to point out. We're not saying that all Americans like to push 'diddly-di' Irish stereotypes, just maybe the eh, odd few.

America we still love you!

1. Under no circumstances is it ever okay to refer to St. Patrick's day as Patty's day

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2. Just because your great-great-great-great grandfather emigrated to America hundreds of years ago doesn't mean your Irish

"Omg you're Irish too. My great grandmother is from Kerry."

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Right so.

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3. If we were that lucky, we wouldn't need to ask our folks for a lend of a few quid to buy a gaffe

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4. We love when you compliment our accent

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5. Never say 'Top o the morning' not even as a joke

6. We don't all survive on a diet of Guinness and Tayto

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Just the Tayto.

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7. We know Ireland's small an' all but we're going to go out on a limb here and say we don't know Mary O'Sullivan from Co. Cork

We actually do know one or two Mary O' Sullivans though.

8. You're right when you say we're great craic

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9. Lads, just in case there's any doubt, we're not part of the UK

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10. Not to burst your bubble but there are no sheep or cows floating around Dublin

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You might see the the odd horse though.

11. Please don't think PS. I Love You is a snapshot of Ireland in any way, shape or form

From Gerard Butler's car crash accent (it made us want to die inside) to the priest singing a part of Fairy Tale of New York at Gerry's funeral, filmmakers threw ever Irish cliché at the movie, reinforcing every diddly-di stereotype ever.

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Do you think any other Irish stereotypes need to be scrapped? Let us know in the comments.

Also Read: Being 22 In Ireland v America: The Differences

Niamh Burke

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