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11 very important gifts America gave to Ireland

Happy Fourth of July.

IT’S THE FOURTH of July, the day America saved the world from aliens. Let us give thanks.

Not only for saving the world, but also these important things…

1. Barack Obama Plaza

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The best thing to happen to Monegall, bar none.

2. Bumbag-wearing tourists

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So friendly, so lovely, so willing to completely disregard our insistence that St Patty’s Day is not a thing.

3. USA Biscuits


OK so they’re not actually from the USA but we like to think they are when whipping them out at Christmas like the glam bitches we are.

4. Decent TV

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Would you have wanted to watch endless re-runs of Fair City and Glenroe instead of Sabrina and Friends? No, no you wouldn’t.

5.  For making our chocolate look amazing

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Cadburys > Hersheys every damn time.

6. Places to go for our J1

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Learn a new language? NO THANKS, let’s go to America!

7. Mortifying clothing trends

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Remember when every Irish teen was obsessed with Abercrombie and Hollister? Dark times.

8. Burgers

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They’re American not German, OK, and they’re delicious. Would Eddie Rocket’s have existed without America? Probably not.

9. The word ‘Like’

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How would people from South Dublin ever punctuate their speech? Like, oh my God.

10. Perspective

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It could be worse!

11. Finally, they gave us utter, utter confusion on social media


The relief when you find out it’s JUST in American, that my friends, is the gift.

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