… another new EES lesson.
This week we’re doing part 2 of the lesson we started last month.
Last week, Sue met Sean – her long lost cousin from the other side of the pond.
This week they retire to the bar to talk all things Irish…
… but are they so Irish?
Or are they actually American?
This week we’re mainly looking at cultural differences (an important part of understanding and using English well).
In a nutshell:
- A quick ’n’ dirty overview of ‘round-culture’ (and why us Brits tend to get so drunk when we go out for a “quick drink”).
- The surprising reason Guinness tastes so different in Ireland (yes, it really does taste better in Ireland – here’s why).
- Why the American saying “St Patty’s Day” is WRONG.
- American or Irish? Many of the cultural events we know and love today (St Patrick’s day, Halloween and more) are actually reverse imports from America.
- Do Irish people wear green on St Paddy’s day? (Not normally: in fact, it might even be offensive to some people).
This week’s live Q&A will be tomorrow @11am Ireland time.
I’ll send the login link out to the discussion group.
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