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Old March 11 2013, 01:13 PM   #31
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St. Patty's Day.
That also earns you an angry glare.
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Old March 11 2013, 01:13 PM   #32
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I'll continue not to care.
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Old March 11 2013, 01:20 PM   #33
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Car Bomb? Seriously?

That's fucked up.
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Old March 11 2013, 01:22 PM   #34
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Technically, the full name of the drink is Irish Car Bomb, and it's a relatively popular shot all across the country.
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Old March 11 2013, 01:26 PM   #35
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I'm just providing you with information, how you choose to use that information is up to you. I just thought you might not want to offend people, or look ignorant.
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Old March 11 2013, 01:29 PM   #36
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I'm just providing you with information, how you choose to use that information is up to you. I just thought you might not want to say offensive things, or look ignorant.
Sorry. That came off more rude than I intended.

Either way, it's all based on context. If I say "car bomb" in America (or at least around people of a certain age group), my guess is that most people would think of the drink before they ever thought of anything else.

Aren't you also not supposed to order Black & Tans (another relatively popular drink in America) in Ireland either?
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Old March 11 2013, 01:54 PM   #37
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Sorry. That came off more rude than I intended.
No worries.

Either way, it's all based on context. If I say "car bomb" in America (or at least around people of a certain age group), my guess is that most people would think of the drink before they ever thought of anything else.
True. Just keep in mind that there's an admittedly small number of Irish people on this forum and the drink is not widely known in Ireland, so Dart may have thought you were equating Irishness with actual car bombs. Those that do know the name here generally aren't a fan, especially considering they're still trying to blow people up up there.

But mostly, I'm offended at the St Patty thing. Patty is a girls name.

Aren't you also not supposed to order Black & Tans (another relatively popular drink in America) in Ireland either?
I don't know much about the drink, but I know that Ben and Jerry's released an ice cream with that name for St Patrick's Day and had to apologise for it.
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Old March 11 2013, 01:59 PM   #38
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Aren't you also not supposed to order Black & Tans (another relatively popular drink in America) in Ireland either?
I don't know much about the drink, but I know that Ben and Jerry's released an ice cream with that name for St Patrick's Day and had to apologise for it.
And I could just be displaying my ignroance, but why should they? The only reason I know that it's offensive at all is from my friends who studied abroad in Ireland and tried to order a Black & Tan from a bar. As far as we dumb Americans were concerned, a Black & Tan was an Irish drink. I don't even remember why it's offensive.
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Old March 11 2013, 02:02 PM   #39
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Open a book? Outlandish suggestion, I know.
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Old March 11 2013, 02:05 PM   #40
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Yes, because this topic comes up all the time. It's been years since the last time this was a concern of mine. At that point I knew; I have since forgotten. I didn't even know I had forgotten until right now.
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Old March 11 2013, 02:09 PM   #41
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American here.

I don't drink—except to drink Guinness Draught, by the way, which is not too often, but on certain occasions, such as whenever the hell I feel like it.

If someone were to talk about a "car bomb" in any random context, I'd assume they were talking about an explosive device hidden in an automobile. Now, if it were clear they were talking about something to consume, then I think I'd get the idea. Till this thread, I didn't even know there was such a drink, but I'm used to there being funny drink names.

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Old March 11 2013, 02:14 PM   #42
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Thaks for the input, guys (and gals!). It's happening on Friday.
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Old March 11 2013, 03:33 PM   #43
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And I could just be displaying my ignroance, but why should they? The only reason I know that it's offensive at all is from my friends who studied abroad in Ireland and tried to order a Black & Tan from a bar. As far as we dumb Americans were concerned, a Black & Tan was an Irish drink. I don't even remember why it's offensive.
The Black and Tans were a quasi-military force, mostly British WWI veterans, that were recruited and sent to Ireland to quash the rebellion against British rule, and were so named because of the colours of their uniforms. They're notorious in Ireland for lacking discipline, looting villages, and targeting civilians for reprisal attacks.

If a multinational company like Ben and Jerry's wishes to celebrate the Irish national holiday with a special flavour of ice cream, naming it the same thing as a group famous for burning down an Irish city is a bad call.
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Old March 11 2013, 04:39 PM   #44
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One can only hope their ice cream didn't actually taste like the drink.
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Old March 11 2013, 04:47 PM   #45
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If a multinational company like Ben and Jerry's wishes to celebrate the Irish national holiday with a special flavour of ice cream, naming it the same thing as a group famous for burning down an Irish city is a bad call.
Maybe they were being ironic...or something...

The drink is just called what it is because it's layered with Guinness and Bass Pale Ale...so it looks black and tan (black and brown, really, but whatever). Guinness and Blue Moon is called a Black & Blue...because it's, ya know, black and Blue Moon.

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