Reckon he’ll be gone maybe?
This is the content I crave. The good shit.
There’s bound to be some golden nuggets in here
(Not read it)
(Don’t feature in it either)
Good pub bants tbf.
“When working in a bar I would have the regulars singing Come Out Ye Black and Tans when I’d walk in to start a shift. Ironically, I had no idea what they were on about at first as there was no mention of Irish history in British schools, except maybe for the Famine.”
Historical question of at it-ness:
In the Netflix anime Blue Eye Samurai, set in 1600s Japan, the the bad guy is voiced by Kenneth Branagh doing an Irish accent, and he references Ireland a few times, including a childhood suffering at the hands of the Tudors.
He also refers to himself as British, and I can’t work out if this is a just a mistake from the (American) writer, or if he’s referring to himself as British as a generic westerner, or if at that period of British control in Ireland he might indeed see himself as British rather than Irish.
Much to consider.
Mahoney believes that being English in Ireland “will always be harder, or treated differently than almost any other nation. Or any other nationality. It just will forever."
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In my very very limited understanding, the ruling classes in Ireland in the 16th century could broadly be classified as either:
Colonial British nobility
Irish nobility loyal to the English crown
Gaelic Irish, existing in various states of war and peace with the other 2
Hmm while ruled by England in the 1600s, Ireland wasn’t part of the UK until 1801 so wouldn’t have been considered ‘British’. Maybe someone of the Anglo-Irish / Protestant Ascendancy might have referred to themselves as such although they’d have suffered less at the hands of the Tudors. Though some of the Earls who rebelled against British rule in the 1600s like Hugh O’Neill had slightly more complicated backgrounds I think.
The English lads complaining about a bit of banter by the Irish in this article:
Yeah this feels like quite an ill-timed complaint after the events of last week
"When England lose, there is such [pleasure]. It’s so intense.”
Not exclusive to Ireland tbh tbf
Must admit that all the years I lived in Dublin, I never once set foot in the Widow Scallan’s.
Also one of the first flats I looked at was above the Sinn Fein bookshop. Thought I’d skip that one.
Don’t know that one, looks like it’s closed down
My bus home passes the Auld Triangle (if I get the Aircoach) but can’t say I’ve had the pleasure of popping in
I mean, it might have been great, but the mural of Bobby Sands on the outside maybe suggested I wouldn’t have had the best time there
Since moving to England I get comments on my accent most days too, usually getting the country wrong.
Although I did have someone say I only sound Irish when I’ve been drinking which also raises the mortifying prospect of subconsciously altering my accent after so long here but I’ll try not to think about that
anyway where’s my newspaper interview
I think it’s fairly natural to mimic the accent of people you’re talking to just to fit in, to be fair.