- Feb 4, 2011
I'd say somewhere between zero and one percent. Northern Irish doesn't count, right?
I completely agree, which is why it wasn't in my initial criteria. As a half-Italian person, I constantly see (mostly American) people banging on about being "Italian" when they are fourth or even fifth generation. Even I wouldn't describe myself as Italian. The Irish and the Scottish also suffer from this misplaced identity being put upon them. I just thought I'd get in there before every other New Yorker on this site starts piping up about how Irish they are.The-Epicly-Named-Man said:I wouldn't say that. I was born in the Czech Republic, but my parents are Irish, I'm an Irish citizen, I've lived here since I was 1 and I speak Irish. Probably nit-picking here, but saying you have to be born here is a little harsh (I agree with the fact you'd have to be raised here though).Verlander said:it could be said that you're only Irish if you're born and raised there.
Of course not, but the location is still pretty irrelevant. As I said above, I'm part-Italian, but I take no pride in that. What would be the point? In a geographical or political sense both great and horrendous things have happened in every place where people live. I'd rather have pride in accomplishments than some arbitrary location that for most of history, people haven't been able to do anything about.Turigamot said:There is no shame in being proud of one's family history. (unless you have a shitty family, of course.)
I don't see why not. If you're actually from there, you're more irish than a lot of people on this thread.pyramid head grape said:I'd say somewhere between zero and one percent. Northern Irish doesn't count, right?
That's Scotland.wfpdk said:at least the Irish have river dancing and Nessy.
Oi nessie is scottish >.<wfpdk said:i am not Irish in any way... which i feel is both unique and bad ass because we are the worlds best drinkers. I mean, the Irish are a very promiscuous an fertile people as i see it, for everyone i know boast about their bit of Irish in them. I'm Czech and Belgium... at least the Irish have river dancing and Nessy, Belgium is just fucking depressing and Czechoslovakia does even exist anymore, we at least have a reason to be drunk all the time... but at least we're not Romania.
Era?Colour-Scientist said:I am. Born and bred. I've even been know to say "Era" on a number of occasions.
To be fair, I've heard plenty of American people claim to be Irish, Polish, French and Italian.Turigamot said:No American calls himself Irish. They claim to be of Irish descent, and thus Irish-American. But I've never met an American who claimed to be "Irish", period.
Actually, technically you're a racist.Al-Bundy-da-G said:I'm drunk so technically im both Irish and russian.
OT:I'm about quarter scottish so pretty close like stepping over a line close. but the rest is quarter jap quarter pole and a mix of belgian and indios