the-british-isles

anonymous asked:

Stereotypes about Ireland? 🇮🇪

  • They are like the spanish of the British Isles.
  • Catholic redheads.
  • Leprechauns exists and they are irish.
  • St. Patrick.
  • Irish people fight on pubs. For a strange reason there are lots of irish pubs in Spain but I’m not complaining.
  • GOOD BEER.
  • Black irish eyyyy.
  • Potatoes.
  • They won the Quidditch World Cup.

other medieval hygiene stuff that, for some inexplicable reason I know about - romans of course built amazing baths with plumbing and hot water and stuff, but another way that they kept clean was using oil. they’d slather themselves in oil and then scrape it and all the dirt off, because dirt would get picked up by the oil (this is what cold cream used to be!) and subsequently they were also exfoliated and their hair conditioned! so later after the roman empire went kaput and the british isles did their subroman period, oil wasn’t as abundant but it was still a pretty common practice among non-serfs. rich people: always managed to be less smelly.

youtube

So yeah to stop all confusion about where i’m from I found this little video which made me laugh but explains everything. So enjoy :) 

So now people will have an ideal of where I’m from when i say i’m Irish :) 

This is Europe. People live there. Europe has looots of countries, both big and small. Since there are so many countries people like to group them somehow to make their life easier. 

The countries with red dots are SCANDINAVIAN (Norway, Denmark and Sweden) countries. Norway, Sweden and Denmark are both SCANDINAVIAN and part of NORDIC countries.

The countries with yellow dots are NORDIC (Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway). Finland and Iceland are not SCANDINAVIAN, they are only NORDIC. 

The countries with green dots are BALTIC STATES (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania). Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are not NORDICS nor SCANDINAVIAN.

All the countries with blue dots are in NORTHERN EUROPE - Nordics, Baltics, British Isles, Northern Germany and Northern Poland, Lowlands and Northwest Russia. 

NORTHERN EUROPE =/= NORDICS

NORDICS =/= SCANDINAVIA