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Newraider75 25-06-15 23:01

'Where are from?'
'Ireland.'
'So you're British!'

Trenton 25-06-15 23:03

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Originally Posted by Newraider75 (Post 7386161)
'Where are from?'
'Ireland.'
'So you're British!'

I say this all the time :pi:

Newraider75 25-06-15 23:04

Ireland gained independence 100 years ago it's like saying Americans are British.

Mad Tony 25-06-15 23:07

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Originally Posted by Newraider75 (Post 7386161)
'Where are from?'
'Ireland.'
'So you're British!'

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Originally Posted by Newraider75 (Post 7386166)
Ireland gained independence 100 years ago it's like saying Americans are British.

While it's pretty stupid to just assume that anybody who comes from Ireland is British, I can sort of understand why some people may think that due to the fact that part of Ireland (Northern) is British.

Trenton 25-06-15 23:10

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Originally Posted by Newraider75 (Post 7386166)
Ireland gained independence 100 years ago it's like saying Americans are British.

For an outsider from the other side of the world Ireland's geographical closeness to Britain and the whole Northern Ireland thingy sort of makes it a far more forgiveable mistake than saying Americans are British I would say. :o

The Aussies and the Kiwis are all British though :pi:

Newraider75 25-06-15 23:11

But Irish people were independent from Britain for thousands of years until the Brits felt threatened by Ireland's Catholic roots, so the British monarchs decided that Ireland would need to be converted to Protestantism to prevent alliances forming between Britain's catholic rivals and Ireland.

Mad Tony 25-06-15 23:12

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Originally Posted by Newraider75 (Post 7386174)
But Irish people were independent from Britain for thousands of years until the Brits felt threatened by Ireland's Catholic roots and decided that Ireland would need to be converted to Protestantism to prevent alliances forming between Britain's catholic rivals and Ireland.

Yeah but as I said, part of Ireland is British so understandable to an extent (although still no excuse).

mepsipax 25-06-15 23:17

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Originally Posted by Newraider75 (Post 7386161)
'Where are from?'
'Ireland.'
'So you're British!'

This KILLS me. I have relations in American that refer to my family as their "British cousins" and I swear to god I want to disown them. :pi:

Newraider75 25-06-15 23:23

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Originally Posted by Mad Tony (Post 7386177)
Yeah but as I said, part of Ireland is British so understandable to an extent (although still no excuse).

Yeah, you're right. I see how the mistake could be made, and I have nothing against anyone who does say this, it just irks me a little bit, especially considering I have learnt Irish history but obviously nowhere else in the world learns about Irish history.

Tyrannosaurus 26-06-15 00:09

When at work, I get this a lot:

"Do you work here?"

Do they think I mugged a Big Lots employee and stole his uniform?


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