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21-11-2020, 11:42   #31
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Irish people tend to be, highly, “sensitive” to criticism.
That is correct. This is a site that primarily exists so people can complain and dish out criticism about other people, but when a poster like myself points out extremely valid traits about the Irish then other posters get extremely tetchy and defensive.

Some examples include:

- A lot of Irish people have horrific teeth. Things have improved, but you still set a lot of people wandering around with a set of teeth on them that wouldn't look out of place in the movie Deliverance.

- Overweight men in their 30's and 40's still wearing bootcut jeans and looking like they are looking forward to attending the Witnness Music Festival in the year 2000.

- That thing where Irish people go abroad and up the levels of Paddywhackery as they somehow believe it impresses the poor misfortunates who end up in their presence. This reaches its zenith when Ireland qualify for a soccer tournament, and will usually involve sunburn, drunkenness, a man in a fountain, and a desperate need to feel they are liked. Cringe inducing.

- Buying absolutely awful low-end cars on PCP finance.
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21-11-2020, 12:58   #32
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A very charitable thing to relate to Belgium...
It's a scientific fact, based on the characteristics of all their famous people combined.

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You just made up a statement, and then called it Bizarre.

Is the left side of your brain not talking to the right?
Leave him alone he's an artiste.
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21-11-2020, 13:12   #34
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Does this mean all Belgians are action movie stars?
That's not usually the first thing that springs to mind when Belgium is mentioned
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Our ability to get sun burned.
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21-11-2020, 13:17   #36
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I once told an American I don't drink and his response was... "Oh, were you an alcoholic?"
That's a fairly common question when someone refuses a drink,
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That's not usually the first thing that springs to mind when Belgium is mentioned

Belgium is a bit like Tir na n'og, Longford, Atlantis or the Bermuda Triangle... not sure if it's a real place.
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21-11-2020, 13:21   #38
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That is correct. This is a site that primarily exists so people can complain and dish out criticism about other people, but when a poster like myself points out extremely valid traits about the Irish then other posters get extremely tetchy and defensive.
Your points may or may not be valid, others can decide. But by couching them in such extreme terms, you can expect extreme reactions.
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Your points may or may not be valid, others can decide. But by couching them in such extreme terms, you can expect extreme reactions.

Goal achieved then.
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Irish people tend to be, highly, “sensitive” to criticism.
Irish making fun of other countries = havin' de craic.

Foreigners making fun of Ireland = highly offensive.

English people making fun of Ireland = Jihad declared.
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Extrapolating talents, skills and feats of famous irish people to the population at large. We are all playwrights, musicians, dramatists, interlocutors, whimsical ntellectuals and poets. Bizarre.
Most of them were Protestants yet the Irish Catholic majority think they have the exact same traits.
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Most of them were Protestants yet the Irish Catholic majority think they have the exact same traits.
I think you're talking about a time when education was elitist.

If you cannot think of many Irish people of varied backgrounds that have had a global impact in the OPs categories you're highly unlikely to be a candidate yourself.
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Irish people tend to be, highly, “sensitive” to criticism.
I would say we love it. One of the most self critical nations on Earth. I mean this whole thread is Irish self criticism.
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We make good jockeys.

We have a way with horses.

Also .....i have a horse outside.

A part of Irish pride is tied to horses.
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A part of Irish pride is tied to horses.
Strange thing about horses in Ireland, it's either the Traveller "class" (settled or not) or upper middle class that generally have a thing for horses... which are you?
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