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no eyebrows on your cheeks?
Brilliant! :rofl:
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*wants an Irish lover*
*has an Irish lover*

And whoever said about the Irish accent being great. Totally agree with you, t'is a great accent.

Oh yes, and Sam the Man - the BNP has characterised the Union Jack, and so to fly it is often associated with the BNP.
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Often people assosciate the tricolour with sinn fein so it's similar to the BNP- Union Jack thing.


Im at college in Galway and it's the best place ever.
But I do think Ireland is like everywhere else, there are some good bits, and some bad bits, fortunately the good bits are great.

I don't know what the obsession with the Irish accent is(especially the dublin one which I hate) but then again, I love Scottish accents.

I think the reason people are so proud of being Irish(particularly in London?england as a whole) is just because it's an identity(lots of other nationalities are the same) and why not be proud of where you're from- it's not like you can change it.
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I was about to ask you who it was!!
Am very happy with my new handsome avatar I may have to marry him! Although, I should raise this in the gay marriage thread
Well I'd quite like to marry him too, but I think Charlize Theron may get in my way somewhat.
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I'm doing a module at uni on the Irish abroad and there's a fab book called "Imagined Communities" (not specifically about Irish peeps but the theory can be applied) that exmaines why people abroad cling on to what they think represents their home nationality (Irishness for example) and also how in reality the people back home are like "wtf" when they see all these Irish pubs and plastic shamrocks....

When I lived in England I didn't frequent any Irish bars or 'owt like that and all the people I knew who did were 1st generation English from Irish parents who felt the need to embrace their Irish side and thought the way to do that was to get trashed in The Fiddler or wherever.

I like being Irish but I don't think we're any better or worse than anyone else
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all these "multi ethnics" or whatever you'd call it.

i, my brother, mum, dad, both grans, grandas, aunts, uncles and cousins were all born in belfast or north down...which is the 15 or so miles of land along the coast. most of the rest of my family is probably similar. not aware of any of them coming from outside NI
I've heard that outside North Down there's just a vast abyss filled with the screams of the Damned. I can't say that I've ever looked although, looking at Carrickfergus, I think it might be true. :p:
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*has an Irish lover*

And whoever said about the Irish accent being great. Totally agree with you, t'is a great accent.

Oh yes, and Sam the Man - the BNP has characterised the Union Jack, and so to fly it is often associated with the BNP.
*am an Irish lover*

...ish.
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(Original post by Tarts_n_Vicars)
I'm doing a module at uni on the Irish abroad and there's a fab book called "Imagined Communities" (not specifically about Irish peeps but the theory can be applied) that exmaines why people abroad cling on to what they think represents their home nationality (Irishness for example)

When I lived in England I didn't frequent any Irish bars or 'owt like that and all the people I knew who did were 1st generation English from Irish parents who felt the need to embrace their Irish side and thought the way to do that was to get trashed in The Fiddler or wherever.
I know why they do it. It was like a fix watching 'Eastenders' or MOTD when I was in Scotland:p: A taste of home. You can't quite let it go, that's why many ex-pats just don't seem quite happy.
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I never hankered after Irish telly when I lived in Birmingham (to be fair though most of our home grown stuff is tatt so not likely to be sorely missed)
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While in England recently I noticed that all the Irish people had a great sense of pride about being Irish.I asked myself the question.Why?
I'm from dublin and began to feel this pride too.Its like some kind of superiority complex.Is it built into us in primary school or by our parents.
Anyho,just thought id mention it!
the Americans are worse than that - if you go to "Irish areas" as such you actually can feel the pride and you are like "ha i'm Irish" and you're loved it just makes you feel more closer to home when you're phyisically miles upon miles away.
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I did feel a reluctance to become part of the new culture, even though after a few years I could almost feel myself beginning to change in small ways.
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Well I'd quite like to marry him too, but I think Charlize Theron may get in my way somewhat.
Pfft I could take her:rolleyes:
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I love the Northern Irish accent! Especially the Tyrone accent hmm!
heheheheheh why thanken you :p:
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heheheheheh why thanken you :p:
Love the avatar btw
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Love the avatar btw
hehehe thanks :p:
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heheheheheh why thanken you :p:
Lol, gotta love those Tyrone accents!
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Lol, gotta love those Tyrone accents!
hehehehe aye seems darren loves them too :rofl:
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the Americans are worse than that - if you go to "Irish areas" as such you actually can feel the pride and you are like "ha i'm Irish" and you're loved it just makes you feel more closer to home when you're phyisically miles upon miles away.
I lived in Boston, well Brighton and Cambridge to be exact and you'll see guys going on about being Irish because their name is Burke, that they're great granddad was from Cork (yet the rest of the family is German) that they go to an Irish pub that looks nothing like anything you'd see in Ireland, to go watch the New England Patriots play American Football while drinking Samuel Adams...

A complete joke.

Oh and I love the bumper stickers supporting the IRA :rolleyes:
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I've heard that outside North Down there's just a vast abyss filled with the screams of the Damned. I can't say that I've ever looked although, looking at Carrickfergus, I think it might be true. :p:
but north down is possibly one of the finest areas in the UK so why go anywhere else? you knows it
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but north down is possibly one of the finest areas in the UK so why go anywhere else? you knows it
you lot just keep thinking that :rolleyes: :p:
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