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Old Nov 27th 2013, 2:48 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
I'm not surprised that it annoys you. The conflation of Irish and Scots-Irish by many (most?) Americans irritates me, and I have no ancestry in either Ireland or Scotland!
The average America Scots-Irish seem to see themselves as Irish and certainly not British, they seem to have been morphed into Irish.
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Originally Posted by kimilseung
The average America Scots-Irish seem to see themselves as Irish and certainly not British, they seem to have been morphed into Irish.
Some mix of confused, ignorant, delusional, and brainwashed.
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Old Nov 27th 2013, 11:50 am
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Originally Posted by kimilseung
The average America Scots-Irish seem to see themselves as Irish and certainly not British, they seem to have been morphed into Irish.
not this little red hen! btw, it's Ulster Scots.
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You know you've been in the U.S. too long when you begin to panic that you might not be able to get out.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Some mix of confused, ignorant, delusional, and brainwashed.
Yes this! And the overt hostility towards the English and a strange reluctance to move on. I've actually had Oirish Mercans brag about their great granddads involvement in the IRA...and not realizing how offensive they're being. I feel I can say that as my Mother is Scottish with her mum coming from Donegal.
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Originally Posted by windsong
You know you've been in the U.S. too long when you begin to panic that you might not be able to get out.
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave ...

(works better if you live in California)
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Old Nov 27th 2013, 2:57 pm
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Yes this! And the overt hostility towards the English and a strange reluctance to move on. I've actually had Oirish Mercans brag about their great granddads involvement in the IRA...and not realizing how offensive they're being. I feel I can say that as my Mother is Scottish with her mum coming from Donegal.
My neighbor who has an Irish surname has been continually harping on the English/Irish thing for the last 10 years, starting with DH's arrival here. I finally spoke up last week when she made another crack about his Englishness to remind her, that HIS mother had an Irish surname and I was frankly sick of the sniping and to let it go. Side note, a bit hypercritical, since conversely she is proud of her Mayflower roots.

After all, we are pretty much mutts here.
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Originally Posted by windsong
You know you've been in the U.S. too long when you begin to panic that you might not be able to get out.
Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave ...

(works better if you live in California)
What are we, roaches?
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What are we, roaches?
'Welcome to the Roach Motel California' doesn't quite roll off the tongue as easily.
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Originally Posted by cindyabs
My neighbor who has an Irish surname has been continually harping on the English/Irish thing for the last 10 years, starting with DH's arrival here. I finally spoke up last week when she made another crack about his Englishness to remind her, that HIS mother had an Irish surname and I was frankly sick of the sniping and to let it go. Side note, a bit hypercritical, since conversely she is proud of her Mayflower roots.

After all, we are pretty much mutts here.
I remeber when I was in the US for a vacation to meet my then fiance before I moved permanatly and having to to stay in Chicago for three days due to flight cancallations (it was the time the really heavy snow closed most of the airports in western Europe)
Anyhow I was in Chicago waiting at an "L” station abnd this guy came up and started talking too me and mentioned his parents were from Kilkenny he then asked my weather I said Derry or Londonderry. I dodged the question by saying it depends who I'm talking too, theb he said ”well I say Derry& and walked off. That is the only type of Irish American type jibe I have had so far, but the I live in Texas, most of the plastic paddies live in the North East or in the likes of Chicgo they never really ventured South.
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Originally Posted by Ulsterman in Texas
...., most of the plastic paddies live in the North East or in the likes of Chicgo they never really ventured South.
Whereas the Scots-Irish/ Ulster Scots spearheaded the settlement of the full length of the Appalachians.
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Old Nov 27th 2013, 5:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Whereas the Scots-Irish/ Ulster Scots spearheaded the settlement of the full length of the Appalachians.
They did indeed, and went even farther South, Dallas, Houston and Austin are all named after men of Ulster Scots desent.
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You know you've been here to long when an English accent on TV/radio sounds really harsh and chavvy...
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You know you've been here to long when an English accent on TV/radio sounds really harsh and chavvy...
Been watching TOWIE?
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You know you've been here to long when an English accent on TV/radio sounds really harsh and chavvy...
Not Katty Kay
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