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    For better or for worse, are Irish and English people alike? Are their common traits shared by the Irish and the English? And/or the Welsh and Scottish for that matter?

    Are we, say, more like each other than we are like Americans, or people on mainland Europe?

    Or are we very different, are they as different to us as a person from the other side of the world.

    Or are people that different at all?

    And if we are alike, is that natural, or because of geography, or because of history, or because of language, or because we have received so much of their culture in tv, books, migration between the islands etc?

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    Premiership soccer, watching English soaps, sky sports etc are very popular amongst a lot of Irish society. I watch Premiership soccer myself.

    Excessive drinking is sadly a common characteristic amongst Irish and English people which can be seen on the streets of Irelands and Englands large towns and cities at weekends.

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    Ask not are we like the English.
    But do we like the English.


    Sport / Politics - No
    Culture / Philosophy - Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGoldDream View Post
    For better or for worse, are Irish and English people alike? Are their common traits shared by the Irish and the English? And/or the Welsh and Scottish for that matter?

    Are we, say, more like each other than we are like Americans, or people on mainland Europe?

    Or are we very different, are they as different to us as a person from the other side of the world.

    Or are people that different at all?

    And if we are alike, is that natural, or because of geography, or because of history, or because of language, or because we have received so much of their culture in tv, books, migration between the islands etc?
    The People of the British Isles have a great deal in common. It is inevitable that the British Isles will be under a single Government again!

    This Irish Nationalism and Scottish Nationalism is a watery soup! Rupert Murdoch is busy forging a single Nation of t e British Isles!

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    we are very much like them yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devoutcapitalist View Post
    Premiership soccer, watching English soaps, sky sports etc are very popular amongst a lot of Irish society. I watch Premiership soccer myself.

    Excessive drinking is sadly a common characteristic amongst Irish and English people which can be seen on the streets of Irelands and Englands large towns and cities at weekends.
    To be honest, when I think of the similarities, the pub culture is the first one that springs to mind. And then tv habits. Not sure if any other country really goes at the pub like these islands, around central Europe you get people going for beer in pubs alright but not the fighting and crying and messing and having to drink jagermeisters because the bar is closing. But is drinking so much part of our lives that its seen as a similarity, that we share this trait?

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    Separated at birth.

    I can't think of two neighbouring countries as identical as we are. Possibly Canada and the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGoldDream View Post
    For better or for worse, are Irish and English people alike? Are their common traits shared by the Irish and the English? And/or the Welsh and Scottish for that matter?

    Are we, say, more like each other than we are like Americans, or people on mainland Europe?

    Or are we very different, are they as different to us as a person from the other side of the world.

    Or are people that different at all?

    And if we are alike, is that natural, or because of geography, or because of history, or because of language, or because we have received so much of their culture in tv, books, migration between the islands etc?
    eh, no to all the above or maybe yes or maybe or no or yes ....... perhaps this will answers all you queries
    Little Britain USA Vicky Pollard Part 1 - German - YouTube
    Pity the nation divided into into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation - Khalil Gibran

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    similar sense of humor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Quirell View Post
    Separated at birth.

    I can't think of two neighbouring countries as identical as we are. Possibly Canada and the USA.
    leave quebec outa that comparison
    Pity the nation divided into into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation - Khalil Gibran

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