Discussion in 'Personal Issues & Advice' started by opus, Jan 4, 2012.
Awwwh, don't say that! We like you! *hugs* ^__^
The British usage of "Southern Ireland" is one of the most annoying phrases in the English language.
I've lost count in the past few weeks how many times I've been asked if I'm from there.
And then they say one of their parents is Irish...so instinctively I ask where...
they say "oh somewhere in the south...I don't really know"
go away and stop annoying me.
Oh I remember that phrase well. I lived in the UK for short time in the 80's and I was often asked how many car bombs I has seen/heard go off.
As a result of being asked this question many times, this guy in my class and nicknamed me carbomb
The bus fare went up by 50cent in the last 24 hours, hate the bus so much
you'd wonder where Donegal fits in their logic?
anyway when asked what part of Ireland I am from by "British people" and expected to reply N/S I always reply West to confuse the shit out of them and it works. subject is always changed very fast, theyve no handle on the west of Ireland
That bugs me. The film was cancelled by the cinema so they're at fault and they should be the ones taking the hit. But I would be dumbstruck if they actually said they'd cover it.
When I did tech support for a company in the uk, some of the users had a hard time understanding that Ireland was a different landmass let alone a different country.
Others, would refer to britian as the 'mainland', this annoys me more.
They did realise that they are on an island as well?
Oh, well, culturally, don't you know my dear chap?
... Or something to that effect, probably. xD
I'm sure he has made reference to you in a comedy routine he does!!!
To be honest I think the name Eire is even worse. Ireland I think refers to the island, Eire the country I reside in. I don't really see a problem with someone using Southern Ireland, to distinguish it from Northern Ireland. It does seem to make logical sense. I think 3 vowels and an ambiguous sounding "r" make Eire a nuisance of a word
Aside : My Parents say North of Ireland? Don't know where they got that from.
"Southern Ireland" is a very Churchwellian Phrase, he uses it in his writings and speeches to steer clear of Irish Republic or Republic of Ireland.
Not quite sure why FAI use Rep of Ireland when entering international competitions. I certainly do not live in The Republic of Ireland. It sounds like a corrupt african state.
Was in a particularly "woe is me" mood when I wrote that. Cheers though!
I will never understand parents and families who don't accept their children for who they are and who don't love them as much as my parents love and celebrate me and my relationships.
It is a sad situation when this happens, and I totally agree with you.
As Northern Ireland have a team as well. It can get confusing if the match is Ireland vs Ireland and then we all have nightmares of the 1920's all over again
The Republic of Ireland doesn't even actually exist.
Controversial.. Care to clarify?
got so pissed off today in work,that i just got up and walked out.have meeting with boss tomorrow and if he says anything il punch the pr**k and walk out and tell him to stuff the job.cause its gotten to a stage where i honestly dont give a shite about the place.so if anybody knows of any part time or full time jobs going in any sector let us know.
That's right, actually.
See Article 4 of the Constitution:
As far as I know the name 'The Republic of Ireland' is merely a descriptive title used mainly for clarity. We are a republic but the word does not form part of our official title (Ireland/Éire).
Separate names with a comma.