Tweeters see the bright side of debt-struck Ireland

2010-11-18 07:32

Dublin – Seeking to cheer up a nation depressed by a debt crisis, The Irish Times asked Twitter users to describe what’s great about Ireland.

Here are the highlights from yesterday’s published list:
» Looking like Quasimodo, but still being able to charm the pants off a beautiful foreigner due to the accent.

» Peat smoke in your nose in the twilight.

» Waving hello to complete strangers on country roads.

» You can still watch a Western during prime time Friday night telly.

» People going to amazing lengths to help each other.

» Wakes and funerals turning into a party.

» Irish goodbyes: sneaking out of the pub before anyone coerces you into drinking another pint.

» The postman dropping off a package for you at your aunt’s work cos he knows you and your aunt, and where ye both work.

» Best surf in the world, and nobody believing you.

» The inability to pronounce “th”.

» World-class procrastination and still having the ability to change the world.

» Weddings that finish when the bride and groom head to bed at 6am.

» Storytelling, the art form and craft.

» The ritual “No thanks, I’m grand. I’m only after a cup” followed by “Well, if you’re having one yourself”.

» Never letting the truth get in the way of a good story.

» Laughing at our misfortunes even when it looks like the boat might be ... glug.

» What’s great about South Africa? Add your comment below or email web@citypress.co.za.

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