A Rough Guide to Ireland for Americans — 18 Comments

  1. Ironically, considering the photo in the earlier article, we are also one of the world leaders in the Fat People industry.

  2. grandad – you’re some boy ! i shall be coming back to read more of your “senior moments” !

  3. Well, not to inject actual seriousness into this entry, but I object to the BMI being the current measure of Obesity. It does not accurately reflect people who aren’t near the mean body type. Muscular people tend to be much higher on the BMI. Nearly every professional athlete is probably in the pre-obese category and anyone who competes in a field where strength is a premium (american football, baseball, body-building whale-juggling) is going to be well into Obese—I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while now.

    Of course, I must admit that I do know something about Ireland…I drink Bushmills.

  4. Woah there. Just replying to Rob’s comment. I’m not casting nasturtiums in anyone’s direction.
    And if you drink Bushmills then you are nearly there [that’s made Up North, but we are nearly one and the same]. I’m a Jameson man myself if you thinking of sending a crate?


    Oh and by the way, my response to your initial letter, is slightly [how shall we say?] tongue in cheek?

  5. Indeedie. I realized the tongue-in-cheek factor after that first post I read, about switching sides for traffic .

  6. My problem [or indeed the only thing that keeps me nearly sane] is that I take very few things seriously.
    The only exceptions to the above are-
    George W
    the government here [and in particular our Minister for Bad Health]
    the smoking ban
    bad driving
    and that is about it.

  7. Hi Grandad,

    I only recently got to know about your blog and I love it, this article is really good and I wonder if you could do one about Britain. I am an ex-South African living in Dublin now for 6 years and most people I know think that Irleand is part of Britain, and literally joined to the United Kingdom. They seem to think that Dublin is close to London and don’t seem to comprehend that Ireland is and Island seperate to the Island of Great Britain.

    How do I explain it?

  8. american tourists are hilarious, its great craic just to sit and watch them try to figure out obvios things like the signs are bilingual except in west county galway etc. I once was approched by a family attempting to speak to me in irish, i told them i was able to speak english perfectly well due to my mottther emigrating to england in the famine and coming back to grow potatoes and sing songs about greenness. i think theres more americans in galway than the galwegians ourselves

  9. Now you’re taking the piss, Moogal [and welcome by the way!].  Mind you, Americans are excellent for taking the piss out of as they tend to be very gullable.  Long may the continue to visit and provide us with entertainment.

  10. God i hate yanks
    Like really, really hate them!
    “Hi, my great great great gran once had a irish wolf hound man, isnt that cool? She bought it from a dude from Dublin, do you know him?”

    EDIT: Whats with the Union flag- im from Derry! 🙁

  11. Jamie – Welcome!!  Not all Yanks are that bad.  I have discovered one or two that are not only passable but who actually have a good sense of humour.  Mind you, none of ’em can spell!!  Sorry about the flag.  Derry is still technically the UK?

  12. Oh, you have to be joking here. How gullible and stupid Americans are…at least they know when to get rid of their government officals and don’t give them a nice golden handshake on their way out after screwing the country over. Generalizing people is what is stupid and ignorant. “The friendliest people on Earth, was what the Irish were once, after the celtic tiger, we are considered the rudest and greediest. Jealousy, Jealousy, Jealousy. “I hate yanks, I really really do,” well, my dear, yanks helped keep this little isle afloat with the American companies coming in. People should stop criticizing others and take a look at what’s going on around you. America is almost out of their recession, are we…no, we are going into a depression. This little site to rant about Americans is ridiculous.

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