Friday 30 September 2016

'Ask him does he know a Patrick from Dublin. Then go on to describe him when he says no' - An American asks Reddit how to troll an Irish person

Sasha Brady

Published 18/04/2016 | 17:21

An American sought the help of an Irish Reddit community in winding his Irish friend up.
An American sought the help of an Irish Reddit community in winding his Irish friend up.

An American asked online community Reddit how to wind up an Irish person and they were only too happy to help.

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"Ask him does he know a Patrick from Dublin. Then go on to describe him when he says no," was the advice of one user.

While another quickly followed with: "And if he claims he doesn't just keep repeating "Ah you do" like a good Irish Mammy."

"Say you think Ireland's Call is a great national anthem," was another contrubtion.

An American sought the help of an Irish Reddit community in winding his Irish friend up. Photo: Reddit
An American sought the help of an Irish Reddit community in winding his Irish friend up. Photo: Reddit

Some of the responses brought us right back to school, such as: Just keep saying – your oul one – to anything he says."

And "Call him a frigit" (to which another user replied: "He shifted someone in Spain last summer though, she just doesn't have Facebook").

The American, known as TheLegendarySaiyan, was logged into an Xbox party with an Irish person and he used the wind-ups as on his friend as they poured in from the willing online community.

Cogra23 offered: "Tell him that you researched your family tree back 10 generations and discovered that you are more Irish than he is."

A woman gets into the spirit of the day during the Dublin St Patrick's day parade. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
A woman gets into the spirit of the day during the Dublin St Patrick's day parade. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Another user threw in a classic wind-up by saying, "[Ask] what part of England is Ireland in anyway."

While another piped up with: "Ask what he did for Saint Patty's Day."

"Invite some other friends to the party and introduce him as British," said forgotmylastpasscode.

"Tell him that Phil Collins was the man Michael Collins could have been if he hadn't been shot by de Valera," said pernambucogypsy.

Michael Collins. Photo: Getty
Michael Collins. Photo: Getty

"Tell him you have an Irish Wolfhound so ask if you're eligible for a passport. Tell him it worked for Tony Cascarino," said iamagrownup.

Another user offered: "Ask him how's he's going vote for Brexit."

"Say you've been to Ireland but the Guinness was actually nicer where you're from," was a well-received response.

"Tell him to pay his feckin water bill," another chimed in.

Pint of Guinness
Pint of Guinness

If he's from Dublin call him a Jackeen or a West Brit. If he's from anywhere else, call him a Bogger or a Buffer.

"Do you eat Lucky Charms for every meal?" asked one.

"Can you play the bagpipes?", said mittim80, referring to the common confusion people have between Irish and Scottish cultural traditions.

Lucky Charms
Lucky Charms

All the advice was warmly received by the American and, thankfully, his Irish friend,

"Holy crisps I woke up to 100 more comments. For those asking, I do plan on telling him about this thread so we can all have a good laugh at the end. Hopefully the little Irishman doesn't get too mad.

"Thank you Ireland, it's been a fun night/morning. I have one more Irish guy [I] play with but with a much shorter fuse... it shall be fun to say the least."

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