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Tesco Ireland is not selling these unfortunately-named Unicorn Easter eggs

Imagine though.

IRISH RETAILERS HAVE a long and storied history of selling things that mean something completely different in Ireland.

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

let'sride Source:

The list goes on and on.

So it wouldn’t be surprising for people to see Tesco selling an Easter egg with the American meaning of the word “fanny”

multicoloured Source: Karen O'Sullivan

This photo featuring “Rainbow the Unicorn & Her Multi Coloured Fanny” has popped up on so many people’s timelines this week after Irishwoman Karen O’Sullivan shared it on Monday night.

With over 5,000 shares and countless reposts, it’s safe to say some people think it’s real. Unfortunately, as much as everyone would love this to be legit, it originated on the English comedy page Bodmin Baboon last week.

Rainbow the Unicorn is a real Easter egg, but just not the rest of it

Tweet by @Stacey Ruggles Source: Stacey Ruggles/Twitter

Karen could hardly have expected it to blow up this much, as she told

I saw it on another page and just shared it. It’s definitely photoshopped but so funny

It’s become one of the viral gags of the week

Imagine for a second it was real though

Tweet by @mrs hodson-thornton Source: mrs hodson-thornton/Twitter

It would be the greatest misuse of an American term since the infamous “I Like Sleep and Mickey” tshirts.

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David Elkin

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