yesterday was St Patrick’s Day – not everyone was celebrating though . . .
Do you have any Irish blood flowing through your veins?
How Irish are you?
Click here – http://tinyurl.com/cpqnv5d – and take a quiz to find out !
The Irish, like the Scots, have a reputation for liking a drink and one entrepreneur seeking to capitalise on this is marketing t-shirts imprinted with an intoxication meter – the top end of the scale of drunkenness being ‘Irish’ (see pic)
The t-shirt is meant to be fun and the Irish I know would wear it with pride. For one man, however, -an american I presume – who’s ancestors several generations back were from Ireland, it is deeply offensive.
Read his po-faced, poker up his arse, needs to lighten up, get a sense of humour article here – http://tinyurl.com/7hr9cse
The ‘Black and Tan’ is meant to be a reference to the alcoholic drink – Pale Ale and Guinness.
Anyone with a knowledge of Irish history, however, would have known that the ‘Black and Tans’ was a derogatory nickname for a “British paramilitary unit which committed atrocities on the Irish population following the First World War”
The Irish are not amused !
Source – http://tinyurl.com/6mejeqd
Join in the fun.
Find out your Leprechaun name (click here – http://tinyurl.com/lhqtr) and share it with friends
I’ll tell you mine – ‘Thong Wearing O’Brannigan‘ 😳 if you tell me yours