Stranger Fruit

And the other 50% of me is ?

You’re 50% Irish
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You’re probably less Irish than you think you are…
But you’re still more Irish than most.

This despite being born, and spending 25 years, in Ireland. Just goes to prove how dumb these online quizzes are! (Via Mike).

Comments

  1. #1 MartinC
    August 9, 2007

    20% apparently.
    Then again, thats fair enough. 20 years growing up there till I left with the last big exodus in the late eighties. The place has changed such that its hard to recognize from the old days. Its become a much richer place but also a much more mean, unfortunately racist and superficial environment where the life goal of seemingly the majority of the population is to own several properties (one of which they can use to boost their income by charging exorbitant rents to immigrant workers). The church influence is certainly weakening but unfortunately its not being replaced by any form of rationalism.
    Mind you, the Guinness there is still very tasty!

  2. #2 John Lynch
    August 9, 2007

    Martin,

    I agree with you 100%. I really don’t like spending time in Dublin anymore – much to my family’s chagrin.

  3. #3 MartinC
    August 10, 2007

    John, I’m glad its not just me that thinks that. I’m not suggesting that it was perfect in years gone by, it most certainly was not, but the property price boom has gone to the nations head and now created an environment where this topic dominates the nations consciousness above all else.