dealsfight me i'm irish t-shirt for $4.99

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Yeah, great. What could be offensive about shirts that promote the stereotype the Irish are drunken, belligerent hooligans? Almost as funny as Italians are mobsters, Poles are stupid, and African Americans will tap dance for watermelon.

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@imajoebob: There is nothing wrong with embracing a perceived stereotype to celebrate a holiday within that particular culture. Party Pooper.

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joebob_ have you ever met an irish person cause being drunk and fighthing is part of the lineage

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@imajoebob: Really? I'm Irish and I see nothing wrong with the shirt, nor the stereotype. Yea, we aren't all a bunch of fist throwers but ya know, I take pride in the some of the dumb, violent things we did in the past. And yes... We're all drunk, we come out of the womb drunk as can be.

As for the deal, meh... Great shirt to wear for the ladies but honestly, you could probably find a similar shirt on the street on St Patty's Day for cheaper. Not saying it will last nearly as long but you probably can get it cheaper in person.

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@kkotd: No WE are not. Most of modern Western learning is rooted in Irish scholarship and tradition. Read Cahill's "How The Irish Saved Civilization" and you'll understand how the globe's dominant Western European culture wouldn't even exist were it not for the Irish. And it had little to do with drunken sots falling down drunk and vomiting corned beef and cabbage (another fallacy about Irish culture).

Garbage like these tee shirts are as contemptuous as the "slow Mexican" whose ancestors were the first to understand the concept of zero or the buck-toothed "chinaman" whose forebears created things like standardized money, gunpowder, paper, and even the hot air balloon. Why should WE accept the same denigration in the name of "good fun?" It's neither good nor fun.

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@imajoebob: I just see this shirt something some non-Irish college student will wear while binge drinking for St. Patrick's Day...

...like me.

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Tá mé ólta ceart anois agus beidh mé ag troid ar fad agat!

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I'm also Irish and see nothing wrong with the shirt. But I wouldn't wear it, much less buy it. That could provoke a fight. This Irishman is non-violent, except in defense.
;)

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Them's fightin' words, imajoebob!

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St. Patrick is my Homeboy!

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joe, relax. I too have 100% Irish lineage (most on here should not be saying "i'm irish!" because you are not, you are Irish American. Try going to Ireland and saying "I'm Irish"), I too am proud of the great accomplishments of our people BUT I also have a sense of humor.

To deny that we are a passionate people that likes our alcohol is silly. Its true, we are. To deny that sterotypes exist is insanity, and to deny that some of them are based in truth is equally insane.

Furthermore your indignance at this seems to capture the Irish temper quiet accurately. Far be it from me to say that if you had a pint or two in you and we were actually in person that you wouldn't be yelling a bit? Maybe... fighting?

The shirt is funny, and it does nothing to detract from the great things that we have done as a people.

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I'm of Irish heritage, been to Ireland, and I typically won't say I'm Irish. I am an American. All the Irish people I know laugh at the American cultural habit of saying they are a nationality especially if they don't have any known family there. I recognize this as the typical Irish-American stereotype, but I'm alright with that. There are alot worse stereotypes than to be known as a hard-working, hard-drinking, fighting Irishman.

I think it is great. I bought one to wear to the gym. I work out at a boxing gym and do boxing and kickboxing for cardio.

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So why does the shirt feature a giant four-leafed clover? Shouldn't it be a shamrock (three-leafed; remember St. Paddy & the trinity)? Dummies. No Irish in them.

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lol @ tap dancing for watermelons...

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Dont wear this to the parade in jackson or you will be in jail.....cause you will get into a fight!!!! In for one!!!!!

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@mcgs999: you wana fight about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@imajoebob: So who cares if it's offensive, the PC Police? Seriously, what a sad bunch of overly sensitive wusses we've become if we're worried that a funny T-shirt is "offensive." I might get one now, just to see if anyone gets mad and wants to fight me. And by the way, I already own a shirt that says "Infidel" in both Arabic and English, and have worn it thin. It's time for a new anti-PC shirt.

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@imajoebob: thanks! due to your whinging and wailing, I'm in for one just to piss you off. keep up the good work.

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I'll wear it to my annual St Patty's day gathering....Let's see if I get in trouble!!

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I'm Irish-American too. I love my Guinness and I love my Jameson, and I'll fight you for both! In for 1 to wear to the Boston St. Patty's Parade. I'm gonna wear a cup.

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It's very annoying that you an only buy one at a time.

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@mcgs999: So if I pin an American flag after the "I'm Irish" part, can I wear it? My maternal family name is Teague, I have red hair and freckles, and I have been to Ireland (loved it!). Close enough for holiday wear?

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What is everybody getting worked up over? its not like they brought up the small penis Irish stereotype

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Nothing like trying to get the crap kicked out of you on St. Pat's Day. If you wear this shirt you are cruising for a bruising.

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Lighten up people, will ya? Get your priorities straight; if you're gonna get uptight about something, make it worth the energy, huh?