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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    colleens a lovely name too or however yeh spell it
    it helps
    My name is Chloe lol
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    (Original post by chl0eellen)
    My name is Chloe lol
    also a nice name although less irish
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    (Original post by fojodef)
    obviously I'm aware I'm asking a certain audience here. (mainly middle class, safe background etc.)

    but I'm curious

    Have any of you had any sh*t for being Irish? (that your aware of)


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    I'd be interested to know.

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    if you are 1st, 2nd, 3rd generation / mixed descent
    and possibly what class you are.

    (living in a hostel, council flat/house, flat share, flat rent, house rent, house mortgage, house paid for. ruff area, nice area. blue collar/white collar family.)
    Quarter Irish, 16, bottom of the middle class, moderate area. Only stick I've had is more because I can't say Irish.

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Quarter Irish, 16, bottom of the middle class, moderate area. Only stick I've had is more because I can't say Irish.

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    you can't say the word Irish?
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    (Original post by Shaolin Punk)
    you can't say the word Irish?
    Like Jonathan Ross, the r sounds like a w

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Like Jonathan Ross, the r sounds like a w

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    ah ok i get ya
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    (Original post by Shaolin Punk)
    ah ok i get ya
    Yeah so everyone just says "I wish I was Irish"

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    (Original post by TheAnusFiles)
    Thats not fair!
    That's how Northern Ireland works. People don't want their side mixing and a lot of pressure will be put on family members to follow tradition. Like I say its why this country has 95% of its schoolchildren in segregated schools and 90% of marriages involving people of the same religion.
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    I live in the North of Ireland and I come from a place where everyone identifies as Irish and all my friends are irish etc so ive never got any stick for being irish obviously, even when my family go abroad people seem to like us (I have only ever been to England, Scotland etc for irish dancing competitions so there is nobody there that is anti-irish). The most we ever get is the odd joke about potatoes or being drunks, which I dont mind because I feel it is kind of true; most irish people love potatoes and we are a bit too fond off it at times, we are famous for it!)

    Most of the ****ging etc I get is actually here, either for being a 'culchie' (my friends never stop calling me that) or it's more religion based. The nearest town to my village is very strongly divided, so much so that my mum banned me from wearing my celtic top into it because of the glares and dirty looks my family would get. I do find it unfair how I'm not allowed to wear gaelic jerseys or celtic jerseys into town, leisure centers (it's actually in their rules - they even kicked some people out!) etc but people are allowed to wear their hockey gear and their union jack t-shirts, shorts etc where ever they want
 
 
 
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