Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Preezy » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:22 am

Photek wrote:In answer to the topic. I'd say having a PM that is the son of an immigrant and openly gay means that, for the republic of Ireland at least, we're not turning into America just yet.

Ireland has a gay PM? I did not know that. I wonder how the Catholics are handling that one :lol:

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by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:24 am

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Photek wrote:In answer to the topic. I'd say having a PM that is the son of an immigrant and openly gay means that, for the republic of Ireland at least, we're not turning into America just yet.

Ireland has a gay PM? I did not know that. I wonder how the Catholics are handling that one :lol:

Well with the Abortion and Gay Marriage referendums winning by 2/3rds each, there's not a lot of Catholics left.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Preezy » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:27 am

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Photek wrote:In answer to the topic. I'd say having a PM that is the son of an immigrant and openly gay means that, for the republic of Ireland at least, we're not turning into America just yet.

Ireland has a gay PM? I did not know that. I wonder how the Catholics are handling that one :lol:

Well with the Abortion and Gay Marriage referendums winning by 2/3rds each, there's not a lot of Catholics left.

Good on the Irish then :toot:

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by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:32 am

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Photek wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Photek wrote:In answer to the topic. I'd say having a PM that is the son of an immigrant and openly gay means that, for the republic of Ireland at least, we're not turning into America just yet.

Ireland has a gay PM? I did not know that. I wonder how the Catholics are handling that one :lol:

Well with the Abortion and Gay Marriage referendums winning by 2/3rds each, there's not a lot of Catholics left.

Good on the Irish then :toot:

Yep, and about time, I'm was christened a Catholic unfortunately but I've never practiced it. The major problem we still have is many of our schools are owned by Catholic organisations, it's changing rapidly but my little girl and a couple of other kids do Math and English when Religion is being discussed in class.

She's quite proud of not being religious though, on a note asking if she was allowed to sing in school choir in a church for me or my wife to sign, she wrote NOPE on it herself before handing it to me to sign. :lol:

We're very proud.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:36 am

Photek wrote:In answer to the topic. I'd say having a PM that is the son of an immigrant and openly gay means that, for the republic of Ireland at least, we're not turning into America just yet.


Obama is the son of an immigrant. Trump is the son of an immigrant.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by NickSCFC » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:36 am

Yeah what's happening in Ireland is nothing short of a revolution.

They've gone from being a religious/socialist country to a secular/capitalist country in the space of a couple decades.

The GDP per capita also exceeds that of the UK now and US mega corporations like Google have their EU headquarters in Dublin.

Dublin did feel a lot like America when I visited though, especially around the river with the skyscrapers, Starbucks and McDonalds everywhere and teens sounding American.

After what Ireland's been through the past few centuries I doubt most Irish would complain

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by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:43 am

Yep we have all those massive US tech giants here, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, LinkedIn, twitter etc. due to the tax laws. The amount of people they employ makes up for the tax not paid.

Google are taking over half of Dublin City though, they've already several offices and are building several more and acquiring land for future use. Azure North European cloud servers are in Dublin also, as well as EA's, makes me blaming lag for being killed a bit of a stretch.

Any teens that sounded American were south siders, you wouldn't find that talk on the Northside, real Dublin folk up here. :datass:

Ask KJ if I sound American. :lol:

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by NickSCFC » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:56 am

Photek wrote:Any teens that sounded American were south siders, you wouldn't find that talk on the Northside, real Dublin folk up here. :datass:

Ask KJ if I sound American. :lol:


Yeah we did go to a couple of nice old pubs on the North side and the older people had the familiar Irish accent, but spend most of the time South of the river and pretty much every student/teen had this weird Jedward/Californian accent.

Wouldn't say it was annoying or anything, just a little unexpected. My neice speaks the same way and she's from Yorkshire :lol:

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by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:15 am

I can't stand that accent to be honest, jedward is a great description. :lol:

I work on the south side and the knobs here, jesus. Our offices are in quite an affluent suburban area. Just lots of admittedly Hot women driving about in SUV's each bigger than the last.

A couple of weeks ago while getting lunch in shop down the road, girl in front of me literally said to girl behind check out, "ya you should insta me, its fab".

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by Saigon Slick » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:18 am

The Irish had a pretty large influence on the modern American accent - it’s not unfeasible that some modern Irish dialects sound similar to American ones as a result without any reverse influence from US TV and films. :slol:

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by NickSCFC » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:24 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:The Irish had a pretty large influence on the modern American accent - it’s not unfeasible that some modern Irish dialects sound similar to American ones as a result without any reverse influence from US TV and films. :slol:


Most of the TV (news aside) in the hotel was American, so I can see where the influence comes from, there seemed to be very few Irish produced shows.

The UK has enjoyed more home grown content so it's been held back here, though Netflix will probably change that.

I've also noticed cold callers from India are putting on phony American accents these days too :lol:

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:23 pm

Photek wrote:Any teens that sounded American were south siders, you wouldn't find that talk on the Northside, real Dublin folk up here. :datass:


The Irish are the blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. So say it once and say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud.

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by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:37 pm

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Photek wrote:Any teens that sounded American were south siders, you wouldn't find that talk on the Northside, real Dublin folk up here. :datass:


The Irish are the blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. So say it once and say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud.

The Commitments. :wub:

Not as good as it's sequel The Snapper which is something of an Irish favorite after all these years. It was also filmed around where I grew up and in pubs and clubs I frequented.

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Advent7 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:38 pm

I've noticed that more and more people are saying super in sentences.

" I'm super interested"
"Its super weird how"
"It's not super important"

:dread:

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Preezy » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:55 pm

Bro that has me so shook I'm like totally woke y'all

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by Advent7 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:01 pm

Hundred percent

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:24 pm

Preezy wrote:Bro that has me so shook I'm like totally woke y'all


YAS QUEEN!

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Squinty » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:00 pm

Ireland aren't. Despite their background and where they came from, they are one of the most forward thinking countries in Europe.

The UK will be if this current shitshow is not ended.

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by NickSCFC » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:20 pm

Squinty wrote:Ireland aren't. Despite their background and where they came from, they are one of the most forward thinking countries in Europe.

The UK will be if this current shitshow is not ended.


The thread's more about in terms of pop culture rather than Trumpism

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PostRe: Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America?
by Luboluke » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:52 pm

Online the language is becoming almost indistinguishable, sometimes it's hard not to read something in an American accent because that's how they're writing, really irritates me. Even on here I notice it. Y'all s the worst :fp: :fp: anyone not from the american south or African American who says y'all needs shot.

That's why I like Scottish Twitter, as cringey as it can be, at least is actually representative.


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