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#1 toonces

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:25 PM

first, it was the navajo. now, it's the irish.

http://thelook.today...ts-offend-irish

who's next? the poles?

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

That's pretty offensive. True, but offensive.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:34 PM

not popularly offended by the "drunk Irish" insinuation, more by the "or whatever" idiocy

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

I asked the wife who is 75% Irish, and she wasn't offended, she found it funny

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:38 PM

Hmmmm....

I am Irish. I have a t-shirt that sez "Irish today..... hungover tomorrow".


not offended.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:40 PM

I asked the wife who is 75% Irish, and she wasn't offended, she found it funny

Hmmmm....

I am Irish. I have a t-shirt that sez "Irish today..... hungover tomorrow".


not offended.


yup

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

I am offended by a growler that costs $18 though. :crazy:

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

People are too sensitive these days.

Hell, make all the fat white guy jokes you want. If their funny, i'll laugh. :)

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:42 PM

People are too sensitive these days.

Hell, make all the fat white guy jokes you want. If their funny, i'll laugh. :)

I am both Irish and a white fat guy

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:43 PM

I am 25% Irish and my wife is 50% Irish and neither one of us is offended. On Wednesday I have a job interview for a local job, but with a guy who is located in Ireland. Should I ask him?

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

I am 25% Irish and my wife is 50% Irish and neither one of us is offended. On Wednesday I have a job interview for a local job, but with a guy who is located in Ireland. Should I ask him?


the actual Irish, not we Irish Americans tend to get a bit uptight about the stereotypical Irish American schtick, so, no

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:46 PM

the actual Irish, not we Irish Americans tend to get a bit uptight about the stereotypical Irish American schtick, so, no


Which is funny because throughout my life I've met exactly 4 "actual Irish" guys and 4 out of 4 of them drank like fish :D

ETA: In fact, this goes for everyone I've ever met from the entire UK, be it Ireland, Scotland, England, etc.

Edited by the_stain, 05 March 2012 - 05:47 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:49 PM

Which is funny because throughout my life I've met exactly 4 "actual Irish" guys and 4 out of 4 of them drank like fish :D

ETA: In fact, this goes for everyone I've ever met from the entire UK, be it Ireland, Scotland, England, etc.


ohh, I wasn't referring necessarily to the volume of drinking, more of the Green beer StPaddy's "Oirish" schtick, which that shirt is part of. I have the same observation of all Angloshperians , lol

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:54 PM

ohh, I wasn't referring necessarily to the volume of drinking, more of the Green beer StPaddy's "Oirish" schtick, which that shirt is part of. I have the same observation of all Angloshperians , lol


OK well, I plan to name a ridiculous amount of money so I guess I should try not to offend the guy.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

No one finds it offensive to associate being drunk with being Irish? I didn't really grow up with the stereotypical nationality jokes, and I always find them annoying and only sometimes accurate (I do happen to know a lot of Irish and they all seem to drink a lot, hence my joke above)

... What if the shirt said "I'm Polish, or stupid, or whatever" ? Like being called stupid, Being drunk isn't especially flattering to anyone, right?

Edited by weeperow, 05 March 2012 - 05:58 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:58 PM

I'm 25% not offended.

eta, that's the Irish part. Whatever is extremely offensive. Thinking class action.

Edited by djinkc, 05 March 2012 - 05:59 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

No one finds it offensive to associate being drunk with being Irish? I didn't really grow up with the stereotypical nationality jokes, and I always find them annoying and only sometimes accurate (I do happen to know a lot of Irish and they all seem to drink a lot, hence my joke above)

... What if the shirt said "I'm Polish, or stupid, or whatever" ? Like being called stupid, Being drunk isn't especially flattering to anyone, right?

no, but like all Stereotypes it starts with some truth :blush:

Irish also get a lot of flack for being brawlers which i actually find more offensive

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

No one finds it offensive to associate being drunk with being Irish? I didn't really grow up with the stereotypical nationality jokes, and I always find them annoying and only sometimes accurate (I do happen to know a lot of Irish and they all seem to drink a lot, hence my joke above)

... What if the shirt said "I'm Polish, or stupid, or whatever" ? Like being called stupid, Being drunk isn't especially flattering to anyone, right?


Well, yes, except that, at least among the Irish-Americans I've known, most of them wore the "Irish = Drunk" thing like some sort of badge of honor. Or considered it some sort of challenge.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:01 PM

no, but like all Stereotypes it starts with some truth :blush:

Irish also get a lot of flack for being brawlers which i actually find more offensive


Honestly I think almost every stereotype is rooted in truth, but also in selective perception.

Who remembers meeting an Irish guy who was soft-spoken and reasonable and never touched alcohol (and wasn't a priest)?

On the other hand, if you see an Irish guy with red hair and ham-size fists who likes to get drunk and brawl you're like "Yep, he's Irish alright." After awhile that starts to stick in your mind.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:02 PM

I am offended by a growler that costs $18 though. :crazy:

I so want

And also, refering to the article, what else would you do on St Patties day than bing drink? Duh!


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