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Dara O Briain tweeted about Irish 'chippers', and British people are so confused

IT IS A CHIPPER.

IRELAND IS BY no means the birthplace of the common chip shop, but we like to think we put our mark on it.

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Comedian Dara Ó Briain has revealed that we call the counters of fried goodness ‘chippers’, and the Brits are shocked and dumbfounded.

He was in Dublin over the weekend for the Vodafone Comedy Festival in the Iveagh Gardens, and noted that he had discovered a chipper that sold pepper sauce on chips.

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The chips were from Burger Republic, FYI.

The Brits were very confused

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McDonagh's fish and chips Source: irishjaunt

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Belfast Books even had their own poll

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So wrong

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People began to come around to the idea

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But was he SURE it wasn’t a spelling mistake?

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In fairness, the dictionary definition for a chipper is:

cheerful and lively.

Other definitions include a golf club, an occasional tabacco smoker or drug user, and a machine used to chip wood.

But to us? Giz a single and a batter burger.

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