Saturday, December 11, 2010

Richard Nixon on the Irish

From what seems to have been an ongoing series, “Richard Nixon’s Family of Man”:

“The Irish have certain — for example, the Irish can’t drink. What you always have to remember with the Irish is they get mean. Virtually every Irish I’ve known gets mean when he drinks. Particularly the real Irish.”
What’s he talking about, the Irish can’t drink? I’m only half Irish, and I’ll drink the sonofabitch under the bloody table.

comments: 2

Slywy said...

On her return from a walking tour of Scotland, a friend told me about people who live 1/4 mile apart in a remote area but don't speak to each other because their families were on opposing sides in the 1745 rising. "The Scottish are so belligerent!" she said. I posted this anecdote to a list of fans of a certain Scottish band. A member of the band emailed me. "Belligerent? BELLIGERENT? I'LL GIVE YOU BLOODY BELLIGERENT!" He was kidding. I think.

Michael Leddy said...

I hope so. :)