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France V Ireland takes a diplomatic twist !


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It would be even more brilliant if someone wrote, "Bugger off, and get a job as Dopey in the latest version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, you silly little twerp!"

or called them cheese eating surrender monkeys...... ::clap2::

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I hope this is not true, as you say. It certainly looks real from the first few exchanges.

If it were true, I think someone in Dublin just lost their job and all diplomacy-related career opportunities.

EDIT: I've called Irish folks "leprecauns" jokingly. They didn't take it as an insult, but they didn't like it. It seemed to me a feigned indignation at being stereotypically referred to as a mythological creature, but nothing more.

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The thing is, Moos and Virosh, that neither of you would dream of calling a black man a golliwog. Calling an Irishman a leprechaun isn't that different!

Sarkozy, on the other hand, you can call anything you like! I run a group for teaching French people English. At the moment we're running a murder trail - Sarkozy's body washed up on a local beach and suspects were rounded up - ex-lovers, blackmailers, political opponents! Not one member of the group complained - they all thought it was hilarious! :D

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The thing is, Moos and Virosh, that neither of you would dream of calling a black man a golliwog. Calling an Irishman a leprechaun isn't that different!

There's a difference. The first one being racist, the other being xenophobic. (If anything)

Very funny stuff though. Wish it was real.

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The thing is, Moos and Virosh, that neither of you would dream of calling a black man a golliwog. Calling an Irishman a leprechaun isn't that different!

Really? I honestly had no idea that it was that rude. Here in Sweden it would be a fun thing - a joke, but apparently our views are very different.

But since it appears to be a very rude and inappropriate thing to say/write (atleast outside Sweden) then I am truly sorry if anyone took offence to it. That was never my intention.

Could an admin please erase that part of my post?

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Well, a lesson well learned and appreciated, moi. I had no idea.

Like Blueday says, there is a nuance of difference, but the Irish definitely do not like being identified with little green men with squeaky voices!

Boozy betters with voices like black velvet is clearly acceptable!

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