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Here is every Irish emigrant's least favourite joke

STOP IT NOW.

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EVER SINCE IRISH people have been emigrating, one joke has been their terrible burden.

Yes: that one.

It’s guffawing natives of wherever they’ve ended up bounding up to them and demanding that they say “three”.

OK, so it’s generally done in a spirit of affection.

But it’s A HEAD WRECK.

Even goddamn Siri is in on it.

This is such a major problem, it’s happening even within marriages. Redditor InternetWeakGuy wrote in response to a thread on the issue:

Wife’s American, our first Christmas together I came home to…

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ARGH.

People are asking questions about it on the internet.

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And worse: Irish people are now being forced to buy into into this cruel, cruel discrimination. Redditor IrishBatman posted:

Always getting slagged for my pronunciation of the number 3 living in Canada so I made this.

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This has gone too far.

PLUS NOT EVEN EVERY IRISH PERSON SAYS ‘TREE’. IT’S ONLY SOME OF US.

So we say, today, this morning: Enough. End this tyranny.

As Parnell pretty much said:

No man has the right to fix the pronunciation of a word. No man has the right to say to an Irish lad just over on a working visa, “Thus shalt thou say the word ‘three’, and no other way”.

Irish people have the right to pronounce ‘three’ however they want, without fear or mockery.

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