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BBC Three made a guide based on 'things not to say to Irish people' and they nailed it

Comedians In Rooms Dispelling Myths.

IT’S A SMALL, recurring fear for all Irish emigrants in certain countries: “when is someone going to say top o’ the mornin’ to me again?”

Attempts by heroes abroad to explain that this stereotype is never said falls on deaf ears, but today there is a chink of light in the tunnel – at least for those Irish living in Great Britain:

Big hitter BBC Three has released a video entitled “Things Not To Say To Irish People” today

Source: BBC Three/YouTube

They drafted in a load of Irish comedians to explain to people what’s OK  and what isn’t

bbcthree1 Source: BBC Three YouTube

They deal with the perennial scourge that is “top of the mornin’” first up:

“Have you ever heard an Irish person say it?”

bbcthree Source: BBC Three YouTube

The answer? “Never!”

They swiftly move on to our apparent obsession with potatoes:

“It’s not like we’re all at home jerking off looking at pictures of potatoes”

bbcthree2 Source: BBC Three YouTube

They deal with the dreaded “say turty tree and a tiird” requests:

“I only ever get it here in London”

bbcthree3 Source: BBC Three

All in all, it’s a comprehensive, accurate list – which has already racked up 200,000 views on Facebook in five hours.

Finally, giving out about stereotypes has moved beyond Irish emigrants sitting around together – and now the BBC is on board, it’s surely going to get through to those in Britain at least.

To be sure, to be sure.

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