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Old Apr 5th 2022, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Helen1964 View Post
Don't worry, no matter what you say in NI, you'll offend somebody. While working with a bunch of Catholics up the Falls Road, I inadvertently referred to "the mainland" and practically got lynched. Am I'm Northern Irish born and bred. Taking offence is our national pasttime.
It is one of actually very few things that would make me reluctant to move back, which is a shame. It is a great place but when you don't have to put up with the childish nonsense about every perceived little offensive remark, it is hard to go back to.
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Old Apr 5th 2022, 2:48 pm
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It strikes me as remarkably easy now to offend ANYBODY in the UK. Which at least has the merit of making the Northern Irish look more normal.

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Old Apr 5th 2022, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Tumbling_Dice View Post
It is one of actually very few things that would make me reluctant to move back, which is a shame. It is a great place but when you don't have to put up with the childish nonsense about every perceived little offensive remark, it is hard to go back to.
Without offending anyone, this is probably one of the reasons I'm glad to be in the Republic. It's the same with Brexit in general and the UK seems more divided than it ever was..
Nowhere is perfect, but life seems less complicated here and not paying in € is something I can't even imagine anymore.
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Old Apr 5th 2022, 3:19 pm
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It certainly makes for some interesting conversations. I was chatting to a man last week. He had a small motor home and I was asking him about how easy it was to find places where you could stop overnight. He was trying to explain that a lot of car parks in Ireland now have height restrictions to deter........ he was in his 70s and it took the poor man about 5 minutes of casting around for an acceptable term before he finally came up with "Travellers".


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Originally Posted by Helen1964 View Post
It certainly makes for some interesting conversations. I was chatting to a man last week. He had a small motor home and I was asking him about how easy it was to find places where you could stop overnight. He was trying to explain that a lot of car parks in Ireland now have height restrictions to deter........ he was in his 70s and it took the poor man about 5 minutes of casting around for an acceptable term before he finally came up with "Travellers".
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