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The 11 most annoying things you can say to an Irish emigrant

So, how long are you back for?

1. ‘You’re getting a bit of the accent.’

Source: kennymatic

Often followed by their awful cockney impression.

2. ‘Do you see much of [other person who emigrated there]?’

Source: Rob & Jules

Well, Perth’s only 3,200km away so yeah we hang out loads.

3. ‘How much would a pint be?’

Source: mfajardo

Somehow impossible for anyone to understand your life situation without this essential metric.

4. ‘Can you get real tea?’

Source: grassrootsgroundswell

No, which I keep telling you, but somehow you’ve never sent any.

5. ‘Skype is great though, isn’t it?’

Source: Imgur

Yes. Yes, it’s great. Are you happy now?

6. ‘Do you ever watch Irish TV over there?’

:(

7. ‘Is it really like Home and Away?’

Yes, precisely like Home and Away. Next question.

8. ‘Any nice [insert nationality here] boys/girls?’

Source: josemanuelerre

Funny, since you ask I HAVE been batting away potential suitors with a heavy stick ever since descending the steps of the plane. Weird huh?

9. ‘Do you miss home? Do you? You do, don’t you?’

Source: thesuperaliceflickr

Do I miss home? Yes. Do I miss long-term unemployment? We-ell… no.

10. ‘I’ve a cousin in [place that's miles away from where emigrant lives]‘

Source: Google Maps

Oh, great.

11. [In a tone of slight resentment] ‘So, what brought you back?’

Source: D464-Darren Hall

Oh, it was the chance to stand around in an overpriced pub listening to you being passive-aggressive about my choices actually. Since you ask.

More: 15 annoying things emigrants say>

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