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11 actual surnames that would be unfortunate in Ireland

This goes out to all the Dopes and Langers.

IN IRELAND WE’VE developed a very unique approach to swearing and there’s an entire lexicon that doesn’t have the same impact abroad.

Whether you’re saying something is shite, telling someone they’re a dope or even just relieving your childhood fascination with words like poo they aren’t words you’d expect to see as surnames.

Still, in the US they aren’t burdened by such things and a quick trawl through US directory White Pages shows that they are people with all manner of hilarious surnames.

1. Dope

For anyone you know who is acting like a “bleedin’ dope”

via WhitePages

2. Shite

Telling someone they “can go and shite” or that they are “full of shite” has a new meaning:

via WhitePages

3. Poo

Poo may not be an Irish centric swear per se but it takes us back to what made us laugh as a kid so we had to include it.

via WhitePages

4. Wanker

The giggles people with this name would bring upon themselves if they visited Ireland.

via WhitePages

5. Willy

Not technically swearing but the six year old in us couldn’t help but look.

via WhitePages

6. Morto

We’re morto for this people. Or are they Morto for us?

via WhitePages

7. Langer

For all the Cork heads out there:

via WhitePages

8.  Arse

Imagine if this was your surname. Imagine.

via WhitePages

9.  Bastard

Oh dear.

via WhitePages

10.  Bum

We can’t believe that Fish and Ski are the top hits on this search:

via WhitePages

11. Feck

via WhitePages

Imagine telling some with the surname Feck to:

It’d be amazing.

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