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11 times America got Ireland all wrong

We need to talk.

1. America, we have to talk about the fact that this kind of thing is not acceptable

irishcarbomb Twitter / Mark Charles Twitter / Mark Charles / Mark Charles

Not only the errant apostrophe, but the very fact that this name even exists is WRONG.

2. And lads, making them into cupcakes is no better

3. This list of drinks has done nothing for good quality America-Ireland

this list Twitter / Carl Mullan Twitter / Carl Mullan / Carl Mullan

4. And that time Nike apologised for bringing out a limited edition ‘Black and Tan’ for St Patrick’s Day wasn’t great either

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5. Every single thing about the Irish Spring soap telly ads is incorrect

Irish Spring / YouTube


6. When the Irish coddle pizza monstrosity made its debut this year, part of our great nations’ bond tore apart just a little


  • An onion jam base
  • Mashed potatoes 
  • Cheddar cheese, bacon and sausage

And this is the finished product:

deli Mashable / Twitter Mashable / Twitter / Twitter

7. There is just something about the utterance of St Patty’s Day that hurts the soul of every Irish person every year

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As a deal: we’ll start pronouncing Chicago correctly if you can fix this.

8. Add to that: the real and recurring idea that Irish people are pirates

9. There was that time a portion of the Oscar TV viewers in the US thought there was a peace process theme to Saoirse Ronan’s earrings


10. At some stage, we’re going to have to break the news to you about Lucky Charms as well

11. And finally… everything that happened in the film Leap Year

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But especially this:

It’s good to talk about these things in the open.

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