New York City the greatest city on earth?


#741

Well I wouldn’t agree with saying Ireland has some unusual obsession with it. To state that displays a serious ignorance of the world around you.


#742

I’d say it would and you seem to get very tetchy about it. I find it difficult to understand the Irish obsession with America, I found it quite meh myself.


#743

head over heels


#744

Fuuck, you got your iron as well?


#745

California Girls man


#746

Alright, alright, alright.


#747

You’d say that because you’re ignorant of the world around you.

I’d get around and see the influence of US culture around the world and maybe have a look at the visitor numbers to the US.


#748

There you’re going again, getting very testy and offensive because someone thinks America is quite shit and who feels the Irish have a weird obsession with it.


#749

The Wonder Years. Was it Winnie Cooper?


#750

A Latin American version.


#751

I didn’t say anything about America. If you don’t like it, more power to you. But it’s very popular the word over. Stop revealing your nativism here.


#752

That doesn’t tie in with reality mate. You get very testy and highly strung when I said I didn’t like America and find the Irish obsession with it strange. It seems like my opinion was an affront to a yankophile like yourself.


#753

Nope; you can like it or not. You’re just revealing your ignorance about the world in claiming it’s an Irish thing.

:wink:


#754

Most oirish think a few days in NYC , Boston or San Fran means they have seen America . The real America worth seeing is outside the big cities .


#755

It is an Irish thing. 10,000 Irish illegals in America.


#756

Witnessing this exchange must have been what it was like watching Byrne vs. Fischer back in '56.


#757

Yes I’d agree. Not just an Irish thing though. People the world over are obsessed with New York, Orlando etc. Just the way it is.


#758

Out of something like 11 million, hold the phone.


#759

Yes. Most of them from peasant countries with huge populations. You’re refusing to see this in context because you feel as if you have been dissed by me.


#760

Whereabouts in the US is that?