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Justify your "Irish" roots.

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by Martin, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Martin

    Martin Spam, wonderful spam!

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    Being Irish is a wonderful thing, but we have to deal with a lot of people claiming to be Irish with little real evidence. For example, some people think that being able to quote lines from "Father Ted" gets you an Irish passport. It's a little bit more feckin complicated than that, Mrs Doyle.
    Or: "My great grandmother might have been in steerage on the Titanic, at least going by the filum."

    So if you claim Irish roots, where's your evidence?

    Daft answers only, please.
     
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    I don't claim Irish roots despite there probably being at least a few % of Irish ancestry in my blood.
     
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  3. Twilight Hue

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    I have a couple of red hairs in my beard.

    Does that count?
     
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    The only thing I really have to go by, is that my grandpa who died when I was 11 or so always said he was 'an irishman.' I guess his real father is sort of unknown, must have died in the 30's or something. I thought I had a lead on someone, a mailman, who died of tuberculosis, but who knows - but that one actually goes back to england. And that one actually goes back to a long string of people that made history books actually, before they went west and became appalachian type people at some point

    My surname however, apparently can come from England, Ireland, or Scotland... so really, who knows. My paternal grandma had a prominent German background from her father, and her mother was from Hungary or something and may have been Jewish. If that is true, that I suppose my dad and his siblings would technically be Jewish, but not me. My mother has like East European or possibly Russian roots, like from Serbia and Finland or something. Who knows, I'm just white and american
     
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    Being Irish often goes hand in hand with being a ginger, right?
    In virtually every stage in my life, I had a close friend who was a ginger.
    Even though I'm not one myself, It takes an Irish person to understand an Irish person, so I must have some Irish blood to be such a ginger magnet, right?

    Heck, who am I kidding...
    Guinness beer isn't that good,
    and I prefer scotch over whiskey,
    I don't look for fights for the slightest reason...
    No I am mistaken.

    I do know a few limericks though, but only in Dutch...
     
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    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    15114057-F5AB-4BBB-9D48-410B0B5B19AD.jpeg 1. I love a good stout.
    2. I have a dear friend who has recently got an Irish passport (to escape brexitland). She says I can sleep in the spare room.
     
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    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Got some good Irish friends, does that count?
     
  8. Martin

    Martin Spam, wonderful spam!

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    What % exactly? This will be significant, along with your ability to quote "Father Ted".
     
  9. Martin

    Martin Spam, wonderful spam!

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    Any exchange of DNA?
     
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    Depends on which person's blood I'm taking.
     
  11. Martin

    Martin Spam, wonderful spam!

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    Liking a good stout guarantees admission. Maybe a new life in Eire beckons?
     
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    Well, my great grandmother was half-Irish, half-French, although she was born in Louisiana, as was my grandfather. They didn't speak of any leprechauns, but there were swamps, bugs, and gators. So, I guess I'm 1/16 Irish. I've never been to Ireland, but I've been to Louisiana quite a few times.
     
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    The west coast is truly beautiful.

    I'm certainly seriously contemplating Wales or Scotland.

    Oh and...

    Nuns! Nuns! Reverse!
     
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    Wales and Scotland are beautiful. Extensions of Ireland really. I hope you find a good place to be.

    Oh, and...
    "Pat was asking if he could put his massive tool in my box."
     
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    That's good ancestry. I'm bog Irish, from Mayo. Mostly Irish, with a bit of Spanish.
     
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    I've a leprechaun living under my bed who's constantly stealing me Lucky Charms.
     
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    Congratulations! According to Yankistani Oirish rules that makes you eligible to claim status as a full blooded Irishman no less Oirish than any man born on the Emerald Isle. As a result you are entitled to greet everyone you meet by saying "top o' the mornin' to ye", operate floats in the St Patrick's day parade, complain about how Guinness doesn't taste the same here as it does 'back home' (even though you've never been to Ireland), drink in Irish bars while complaining about how the English have oppressed 'my people', donate money to the IRA, go on about how you are really into 'real Irish rebel music' which means you own one CD by the Wolfe Tones and insist the the Irish "built America".
     
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  20. Martin

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    But can you quote "Father Ted"?
     
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