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1,259 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by KikiPeepers

If you were Irish, would you be upset that major stereotypes of your culture have to do with drinking and violence?


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17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 5/30/04 - 8:42:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
it don matter to me any
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 5/30/04 - 11:05:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
I an Irish and it doesn't bother me in the least.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 5/30/04 - 11:07:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm also part Irish, and it doesn't bother me.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 5/30/04 - 11:09:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Surely this would apply more to people who live in Ireland?
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 5/31/04 - 12:46:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
It doesn't bother me. You should be able to laugh at other people as well as yourself.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 5/31/04 - 6:18:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
i am of irish lineage and it does not bother me. in fact there is an old tongue in cheek saying i remember from my relatives in eire: "god created alcohol to keep the irish from ruling the world."
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 5/31/04 - 6:18:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm Irish and it doesn't bother me.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 5/31/04 - 6:21:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
Da! I'd smash me whiskey bottle o'er their bloody head!
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 5/31/04 - 6:24:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
my dad's family is irish and my last name is irish sounding. i don't care about the stereotypes but it is annoying when people say ask me if i drink alot.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 5/31/04 - 6:30:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I am irish and it doesn't bother me. But you forgot the other stereotype:
kicking ass
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 5/31/04 - 6:31:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
Again, part Irish here. Would you like to know the truth? It's not a stereotype, it IS the culture.

And to answer the question, no, it doesn't bother me in the least.

17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/7/04 - 7:37:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
probably not but i don't know because i'm not irish
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/28/04 - 11:27:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm Russian and therefore have to deal with the whole drinking stereotype as well. But nah, I'd be proud.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/8/04 - 11:00:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeh probably
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/19/04 - 5:38:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm Irish and Live in Ireland, i wouldn't be upset as were are drinkers and in many pubs you'll see funny signs bout us being drinkers and good at it, my fav has got to be 'beer was invented to stop the irish from taking over the world' another is 'An Irish man will run past six naked women just to get to a beer' but were not really that violent younger crowds are but thats just the way society has gone.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/19/04 - 5:52:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I happen to enjoy both drinking and violence
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/19/04 - 6:11:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
I didn't know that the Irish had a stereotype for being violent?
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/19/04 - 9:27:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
We don't, The most violence that goes on in Ireland is between 3-4am when evey ones leaving the clubs and every ones drunk and the streets are crowed and if you knock in2 some one they might start hassling you or there might be arguments over a girl but the never last long but they can get nasty as alcohol is involved but there only be around 10 fights like this at the weekend in Dublin City and there usually between ppl around the age of 18-25, every one else is past out from drinking too much or in a fast food place, mostly it's not violent unless you looking for trouble then there will be plenty of ppl to give it to ya. But generally were a friendly bunch.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/19/04 - 9:34:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
OzArcher - it is a sterotype not our culture, so bugger off you live in Australia, not Ireland and even if you have been over and experenced the irish way of life you would of only be there for a sort period and experienced the night life, living her day and night working here experencing every inch of the irish way especial living in the capital, Dublin, I know it's a sterotype.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/19/04 - 9:48:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't get the "violence" part of it.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/19/04 - 11:49:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
You guys have never heard of the IRA?
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 8/20/04 - 1:24:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
yes.

I presume by saying that kiki, that i can also think that most white americans are racist because i've heard of the KKK?

17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 8/20/04 - 10:58:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think you can compare the IRA and the KKK - but even if you wanted to, it doesn't make sense for you to say that. I think you aren't understanding the question. If you go in that train of thought, you'd be saying other countries think all Americans are racist, I don't think that's the case.

However, the common stereotypes in America of the Irish are that you are all drunks and violent. That doesn't mean it's right, but you can't deny that's the two major things people see in that culture, from the outside looking in. People in other countries probably think all Americans have guns, but that doesn't mean all people do - and that may make Americans not like that stereotype. That would be the same issue, not the KKK, because people don't see us as all being racists. See?

17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 8/20/04 - 11:13:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm Irish and the drinking part doesn't really bother me but the violence thing does.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 8/20/04 - 12:11:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with megviscious...what's the problem?

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