The Irish are upset because the Aussie doesn’t care they exist or have a country.
The English Northerners are perturbed by the absence of twat and think the guy sounds too posh. I added nonce, which made them laugh, and apparently they do go around calling each other that.
The Irish are upset.
Someone couldn’t count the people in the room.
The Irish are still upset. They are not letting this go.
Gordon was born out of wedlock. His biological father’s name last name was Moynihan. (Yes, the name in KD was on purpose. No, he did not look like that. We only found out what he looked like in 2019.) Gordon’s father was born in US but the best we can figure out from family records and genetic research, Gordon’s grandparents emigrated from County Cork. His father married an Irish woman in US. According to 23&Me, on Gordon’s mother’s side, his family is from Greater London, but they travelled to US long ago.
I always thought that Gordon was naturally stubborn, but now I know. It’s the Irish blood. 😛
And yes, that makes the kids part-Irish part-Russian, which is a hell of a combo.
Anyway, there will be characters in the narrative who will say offensive things. They are not doing it because their creators lack the understanding of basic geography, but because their job is to be bad characters. If they don’t do anything bad, why would anyone want them to go down in flames?
It was meant to be a nuanced insult. Of course, the Aussie knows where Ireland is. He is demonstrating that he doesn’t care. He is being disdainful. Most of the time, when you see a Brit and and Aussie together in fiction, they are assigned roles: a stereotypical Aussie who speaks broad and an English gentleman who has refined manners. Here the roles are reversed to demonstrate that snootiness is universal. If I had a dollar for every time I explained to someone that a particular celebrity or athlete is Ukrainian and not Russian and been told that Russia, Ukraine, it’s all the same thing, my yarn collection would be a lot bigger.
So we have now attached a big old neon sign to that conversation – because clearly nuance ain’t cutting it. It’s that or I might really have to sink the Éire into the deep blue sea and I have a feeling Gordon wouldn’t like that. We have yet to visit it. A man should know where he comes from.
And I will have to find some way to add more twats.
This post is tongue in cheek. It is meant for your amusement. I know some of you are about to go into the comments and tell me that you don’t understand why people complain about snippets and pick fights with other commenters. I see your hand twitching for that keyboard. Don’t do it. The Irish are fierce and patriotic, there are many reasons why they are protective of their country, and the world is better for Ireland being here.