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7 intense feelings Irish people have about America

AMERICA! (F*CK YEAH!)

‘MURICA!

With today being 4 July, there’s no better time to reflect on the almost sibling-like relationship between Ireland and the USA.

Here’s a breakdown of the complex feelings Irish people have about America, which straddles the line between love and…not-love.

Admiration

You’re from Texas/New York/California? *eyes get big* What’s it REALLY like over there?

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I hear they have supermarkets that are so big you’d get LOST in them.

Jealousy

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Anyone who went to America on holidays came back with a rake of cool stuff, like Abercrombie hoodies (before its Dublin invasion), Guess handbags and the infamous US sweets. Where’s our cool stuff?

Annoyance

Mostly directed at US tourists.

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Why do they walk so slow on the busiest street in the country? Why are they wearing socks and sandals? Why are they taking pictures of everything?

It’s just a pub, GOD.

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Anger

The next American to regale us with a tale about their grandmother’s uncle’s dog that came over on the boat from Ireland back in the day is GETTING IT.

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Camaraderie

But isn’t it lovely that they value their Irish heritage, all the same? They LIKE us.

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(We can never get our stories straight here.)

Fear

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Sure there’s all sorts of stuff going on over there. Murders and killings and what not.

Standard response to any particularly shocking bit of US news: “Only in America. *shakes head*”

Awe

FAMOUS AMERICAN PEOPLE. IN IRELAND. We’ll never get over the novelty.

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Barack Obama! He’s HERE and drinking Guinness and everything! Wow.

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