I'm Scotish. You know its true. Irish Demographic in America Average Day Irish Population 2 All others as fr Numbers based on 2010 census Saint Patrick' s Day r St Patricks Day
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#6 - carbohydrates
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Intoxicate.
#3 - dexzder
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#14 - thechosenwon
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I'm 1/8th Irish.
#17 to #14 - bigmanblue
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so your not irish.....
#10 - mattkingg **User deleted account**
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At school we had an assembly on saint patricks day.
And apparantly the amount of people in america who claim irish ancestry is like 5 times higher than the total irish population
#13 to #10 - robuntu
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If you stop and think about it - that's how it should be. It only takes one grandparent who was an Irish Citizen for you to CLAIM IRISH CITIZENSHIP. Everyone has four grandparents.

In the US - if you have one Irish grandparent - if someone asks, you'd say, 'Oh yeah, I'm Irish.' They don't mean they are 100% Irish, they mean *at least one* person in their family tree was Irish.

Everyone in Ireland will tell you Barrack Obama is Irish! Obama himself didn't KNOW, until people tracked back his family tree far enough to find an Irish person. He's not 100% Irish or 50% Irish - it is his great-great-great-grandfather.

People have 4 grandparents, 8 great grandparents, 16 great-great grandparents and 32 great-great-great grandparents. Obama is only 1/32 Irish.

//Not Irish
//Live in Dublin
#29 to #13 - ronjeremysweiner
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theres only one way to prove if someones Irish
take em to a bar and 20 minutes later you'll know for sure
User avatar #23 to #13 - mistercookie
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Dude, in the US if their great grandfather had a second cousin thrice removed that was Irish, they would say they were Irish.
#2 - ihearcolors
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Oh dear lord its that time again.
#22 to #2 - anon id: 842c0c47
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MFW Saint Patrick's Day
User avatar #4 - icespine
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i hate when people claim to be irish when they have one person way back in their family who was. dont claim you''re irish unless you're at least 50% irish or from ireland itself. plus, you're not really irish unless you're from there, you just have irish heritage.
User avatar #30 to #4 - IamWhoIam
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Also the Majority of my Scottish Ancestry comes from Scot-Irish people who were just Scots who lived in Ireland and that's where the like 1 person who was Irish in my family comes in and they married into my family so I don't think they actually count as a part of my blood-family.
User avatar #27 to #4 - IamWhoIam
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Basically if I can't claim it as a significant portion of my heritage I don't make a huge deal out of it. I'm 50% Norwegian and 25% Swedish so I celebrate a lot of things that they do, and the rest of me is just a cluster **** of random things. I'm like 2% Irish somewhere so St. Pattys is just like... nah. I'm not Irish someone somewhere in my family tree was Irish but it was a rather insignificant part of it. I'm more Scottish than Irish but I don't do **** for that part of my ancestry. My roommate is however a descendent of four Irish grandparents so he's 100% Irish and has red hair and is short as **** so he's basically the definition of a leprechaun.
#7 to #4 - allinallout **User deleted account**
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celebrating your heritage is the point of a lot of holidays. but i guess once you move away from somewhere you can't hold on to your culture cuz that's terrible
#18 to #7 - bigmanblue
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it just seems to be a thing with the US that people claim they are chinese or irish or what have you and they have never even been to the country they claim to be from
makes me just want to slap them and shout
"you're american you ****** you're no more irish then my left ******* toenail and that isn't bloody irish"
seriously i know of no other nationality that does it to the same extent
i know people who will claim they are from said country if their parents are from it but thats about the limit
it kinda confuses me as well i dont know why people feel the need to do it
my mum is english and my dads german but i was born and spent my whole life in scotland so when someone asks what nationality i am i say scotish despite the fact i am the only scotish born person in my entire family because thats where i am from

User avatar #20 to #18 - commontroll
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And why shouldn't we remember where our families come from? Some of my ancestors came here right after WW1, others came before the nation was even founded.
#21 to #20 - bigmanblue
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oh you should remember where they are from of course
you should try and keep the cultures alive and all that ****
just dont claim you're irish if you've never even set foot on irish soil thats the bit thats dumb as ****
User avatar #24 to #21 - commontroll
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Why not? It's a lot quicker than saying "I have ___ blood in me, but I've never been there," or "I'm of ___ heritage." It's simpler and easier to say "I'm ___." In America we know that means their heritage most likely, as we usually don't care where they come from. If they're here now, they're American. We're a nation built upon immigration. So while Europeans have been their nationality for thousands of years, we've been living life while saying "we're all American, but where did you come from originally?"

Europe has only started having immigration fairly recently, so of course you guys find it weird and stupid. But our entire existence has been immigration. But there is one thing we hate, and it's when people move here, and still hold more loyalty to their original nation, or they're even born here and hold more loyalty toward their homeland. The ones who try to change our culture to adapt to theirs, instead of changing their culture and letting ours change because of that. Just like how in Britain everybody hates the Muslims who come over and demand Sharia law.
#28 to #24 - bigmanblue
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first off when someone askes you where your from you dont say "well my heritage is..." you say where you are ******* from, in the case of an american you say "america" or new york or whatever if they want a more specific city or state answer you dont say ireland cos you aint ******* from ireland
as for immigration you relise that europe has an incredibly blended ethnic pool because we have had so much immigration we cant even draw the lines anymore
the UK which is the most isolated of all countries in europe short of iceland has roots from france germany normay denmark spain and what have you
the reason we find it dumb to say we are from somewhere simply because our grandparents are from there is because then we would have to list 13 different ******* countries
as for "your entire existance has been immigration" yeah that was the case 100 ******* years ago but its not really the case anymore
the vast vast majority of american families are at minimum 3rd generation americans so to keep claiming that you are from who the **** knows where when the last family member to actualy even see that place was your granddads granddad and died 50 bloody years ago
and yes some families moved over there after the 2nd world war but a tiny minority compared to the people who were already there for a century or so
#12 to #7 - anon id: d764462a
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'Celebrating your heritage' on one day a year. Yeah. Sure.
User avatar #9 - lizardnigger
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How many potatoes does it take to kill an Irishman?
none

and yes I know literally every FJ user has seen this joke but it has to be put on every Irish content
#11 to #9 - pointblankhits
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I'm Irish and i liked that one
User avatar #19 - commontroll
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I am proud to say that I am not Irish. Not because Irish people suck, but because why try and dig for celebrating a heritage I don't have? Plus, Irish people have one day for celebrating. We Germans have an entire month, which oddly enough starts before October.
#25 to #19 - anon id: cd71f63d
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ZICKEY ZACKEY ZICKEY ZACKEY, OI OI OI!
#8 - anon id: 09cba574
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What's the difference between a Mexican and an Irishman.

Both have a reputation for alcohol abuse, large families, Catholicism, and cheap labor, but if a Mexican runs out of potatoes he'll fish.
#5 - gunnersglory
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The second one should be 100%, because!! everyone!! is Irish on Saint Patrick's day!
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