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21-11-2020, 20:56   #46
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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.
Extremely true. Cf documentary film CAPALLOLOGY ( 1968)
+ pound for pound best breeders, trainers and jockeys in the known universe.

Not forgetting the equine predilections of the significant ethnic minority known currently under the appellation 'Travellers'.

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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?
Or just ordinary people, particularly in rural areas.
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I would say we love it. One of the most self critical nations on Earth. I mean this whole thread is Irish self criticism.
Being self-critical or not taking yourself too seriously is just an Irish prevention mechanism not to be criticized or laughed at by others
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Is owning a horse a trait? What about a bicycle?
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Is owning a horse a trait? What about a bicycle?
Sure. But we are not really bike people. that is the dutch.
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Extremely true. Cf documentary film CAPALLOLOGY ( 1968)

I will try and search for this on youtube.
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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?
middle class personally. Not sure why that would interest you though?

But no its actually across the board.


Irish people are horse people. The amount of breeders yards ...all equine sports.

We dominate british racing. And we are a tiny country. its unreal.

Its even bigger rurally.
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middle class personally. Not sure why that would interest you though?
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Surely upper middle. I am firmly middle class and from a working class background and I know nobody who owns a horse, or has risen one. I know people who have ridden camels though. That was me, on a trip to Arabia. Wouldn't recommend. Horrible animals.

If you mean interest in the horses as in popping down to the bookies, then there is that.
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almost saying exactly the opposite of what we mean when talking to people

a nation of straight talking -" tell it like it is " merchants , we aint
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Surely upper middle. .

ugh ...i hate to say it ..but you are prob right.

I suck ! I hate myself!

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I am firmly middle class and from a working class background and I know nobody who owns a horse, or has risen one.
I do ..but horses are their business.




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If you mean interest in the horses as in popping down to the bookies, then there is that

Good luck next flutter. And you have one up on me ..i have never ridden a camel.
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ugh ...i hate to say it ..but you are prob right.

I suck ! I hate myself!
We all have some privilege, dont hate yourself!


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Well not me but I have friends, cousins and others who bet on the horses. Mugs game.

I stick to the lottery :-p
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Two faced.
I've noticed in my line of work, all about people to their face but would report them within minutes or cut the arse off them when they left.
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Two faced.
I've noticed in my line of work, all about people to their face but would report them within minutes or cut the arse off them when they left.
Yeah. I just to tend to avoid people i don't like. Its not being super rude but not disingenuous.
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Eating dinner really late... do you just eat Gaviscon for pudding?
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Eating dinner really late... do you just eat Gaviscon for pudding?
Eh, we wat dinner at 1PM?
Spuds, bacon and cabbage.
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