Once regarded as "white ethnics" by suburban Anglo-Americans, Irish-Americans are the most badass of all AMERICAN demographics. They are more American than they are Irish, but they are more Irish than anyone else in the United States (which makes them better). They are passionate about little actually coming from Ireland, but anything coming from South Boston or Manhattan’s West Side is fucking kickass in their eyes. Kind of like African-Americans with Atlanta or Italian-Americans with New York. They don’t really give a damn about the lifestyles or societies of people living in fucking Kenya or Polermo, they just like Sinatra or 50 cent.
Irish-Americans… or at least Americans who call themselves Irish have given us and have inspired:
-The Dropkick Murphys
-The Westies; a psychotic group of ultra violent career criminals in Hell’s Kitchen that were called one of the most savage organizations in the long history of New York street gangs by Rudolph Guliani
-Whitey Bulger: arguably one the most dishonorable and most impressive mob kingpins in recent history ( he’s second only to Osama on the FBI’s most wanted list)
-The bad guys in “Last Man Standing”
-the movie and book SLEEPERS
-the movie Mystic River
-The upcoming movie the Departed
-One of the main characters in Bullet
-DIRTY FUCKING HARRY CALLAHAN
-The song “Jump Around”
-Jack Dempsy: one of the greatest boxers of all time
-The American street gang
-The drive-by shooting (Mad Dog Coll, look it up!)
-Did you see that crazy Irish guy.
-I assume you are indicating the working-class, green-wearing, intoxicated, obnoxious, loud, humorous, red-faced, quick tempered, American individual who was brawling in that Boston bar called the Shamrock Pub.
-Fine, if I call him an Irish-American guy will you shut the fuck up, you globally-conscious bastard?!?
March 17, 2007 Urban Word of the Day
What everybody in America becomes once a year on March 17th.
Yea, it's St Patrick's Day! Kiss me, I'm Irish (today).
A person that was born in America, but has ancestors from Ireland. They might actually have some fairly close family in Ireland. They are very proud of their heritage and have good reason to be.
He is Irish-American, his great- grandfater was born in Ireland.
Much like African-American or Asian-American, Irish-Americans are Americans who are of Irish heritage.
Why doesn't Uncle Sam kiss Irish-Americans' asses like he does African-Americans? I mean, c'mon, Irish-Americans are so much sexier!
The second largest group in america, after the germans. Presidents Reagan and Kennedy were Irish and Bill Clinton was half-irish. Tougher than nails, they are regarded as great fighters and even greater writers. (Think Joyce, Yeats, Doyle, etc.) Once looked down upon (by the boring ass wasps..) they rose up through the ranks of American society and are now one of the most popular and successful groups in the country.
George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Sean Penn, Conan O'Brien, Tom Brady, Sharon Stone, Vince McMahon, Brian Williams, Jack Welch, Carson Daly, Nolan Ryan, Dennis Leary, Pat Riley, Dropkick Murphys, JFK, Tom Clancy, Lindsay Lohan, Jenny McCarthy, are all Irish-Americans
A person born in America that is of Irish descent. Despite what others seem to think, an Irish-American person may have not been to Ireland, but this does not deny the existence of Irish in their blood. Millions of Irish immigrants fled to America even until the 1930's and settled thus creating families and spreading their blood lines. If ones' great grandparents or such came from Ireland, does that Irish blood not carry on to them even though they happened to born in America? Someone could easily have Irish parents and be born in Russia, or anywhere for that matter, but they are are still Irish no matter what country they happen enter the world into.
These are just a few great Irish-Americans. Ronald Reagan, James Cagney, Errol Flynn, Frank & Malachy McCourt, and many other greats.
1)Americans whose distant ancestors came from Ireland. Many contries built by immigration use hyphens to denote cultural ties, such as Canada, US, England and Australia. Mainly American, they nonetheless retain the physical and cultural characteristics of Ireland (dark or red hair, pale and thin) and are identified as Irish by the general population and sometimes suffer discrimination due to these physical traits.
2)Americans whose parents are Irish
3)Americans born in the US but raised in Ireland, see Frank McCourt,writer; Aidan Quinn,actor ; Eamon DeValera, patriot and first president of Ireland
4)The people who raised cash and weapons so that the Irish war of Independence could be fought. Without Irish American support there would be no Republic of Ireland
Some Irish claim that Irish-Americans are not Irish at all, but they always lay claim the famous ones, such as Eugene O'Neill and Frank McCourt as their talents are so "Irish".
An American who clings to a false Irish hyphenated identity in an effort to dilute his/her annoying, ignorant American one. They are known as 'Plastic Paddies'. They have never set foot on Irish soil, don't know any Irish people and call Irish (i.e. Gaeilge) 'Gaelic' e.g. ''OMG speak some gaelic!''. They believe they are Irish because their grandfather's grandmother lived next to a woman whose postman was from Dublin. Incidentally, Dublin is the only Irish city they're aware of, unless they're one of the elite few who know of ''Galloway'' (i.e. Galway, pronounced Gawl-way) or Cob - H (i.e. Cobh, pronounced cove). A real Irish person is born in Ireland and grows up there and would never compromise their identity by adding 'American' onto the latter end of their title of nationality (even if s/he moved to the U.S. and lived there indefinitely). Unless you have an Irish passport, don't call yourself Irish...even if your fifth cousin's brother-in-law's dog lived in Kerry!
Irish-American: ''I'm Irish too!''
Real Irish person: ''Really? Where are you from?''