St Patrick's Day question

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  1. auntiehill

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  2. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Yuck. :barf:
     
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    Mountain Dew is disgusting, and probably far unhealthier for children in a single serving than the Bailey's-whiskey-Guinness combo would be.
     
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    Don't knock it until you try it.

    Although, if you're going to try it, make sure you chug quickly because that shit will curdle if you don't.

    Seriously, though, they actually do taste quite good.
     
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    ^ I can't stand Guinness or whiskey. I'd be more likely to just drink Bailey's straight from the bottle.
     
  6. sidious618

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    I'm half-Irish, my last name begins with Mc for Christ's sake, and I had no idea St. Patrick's Day was coming up until now. I guess I'm out to lunch!
     
  7. RoJoHen

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    Also the fact that I was making a joke, if that wasn't clear.

    Also, Car Bombs are delicious.
     
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    My Saint Patrick's Day question is (and will always be):

    "If they can dye this river green today, why can't they dye it blue the other 364 days a year?"
     
  9. TheGodBen

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    To be completely clear, not only is that drink not widely known in Ireland, if you were to order one you would probably receive an angry glare from the bartender, and anti-American sentiment would increase a couple of percentage points.
     
  10. RoJoHen

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    Fair enough. But as I don't plan to visit Ireland anytime soon, I'm gonna continue ordering my car bombs from American bartenders, and they will know exactly what I mean. :p

    My bar even stocks extra Baileys and Jameson specifically for making Car Bombs on St. Patty's Day.
     
  11. TheGodBen

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    That also earns you an angry glare.
     
  12. RoJoHen

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    I'll continue not to care.
     
  13. Pingfah

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    Car Bomb? Seriously?

    That's fucked up. :lol:
     
  14. RoJoHen

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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.
     
  15. TheGodBen

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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.
     
  16. RoJoHen

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    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?
     
  17. TheGodBen

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    No worries. :)

    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. :p

    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.
     
  18. RoJoHen

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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.
     
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  20. RoJoHen

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    :rolleyes:

    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.