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24th Jun '16 12:00:05 PM kquinn0830
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* ''Film/TwentyFifthHour'' and ''Film/TheDeparted'' are particularly bad as both feature Irish-American storylines yet include rousing renditions of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland_the_Brave "Scotland the Brave"]]. ''The Departed'' features Scottish, English and American actors playing Irish-American gangsters but, bizarrely, no actual Irish actors.

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* ''Film/TwentyFifthHour'' and ''Film/TheDeparted'' are particularly bad as both feature Irish-American storylines yet include rousing renditions of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland_the_Brave "Scotland the Brave"]]. ''The Departed'' features Scottish, English and American actors playing Irish-American gangsters but, bizarrely, no actual with Creator/MarkWahlberg being the only one with Irish actors.ancestry.
30th May '16 7:57:15 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In an episode of ''{{Seinfeld}}'', Jerry and George end up sharing a limousine with a couple of Neo-Nazis. Jerry pretends to be Irish, reminiscing about things such as ''"the peat, ah, the peat"''. However, his accent comes across as Scottish to one of the Nazis, to which Jerry replies: ''"We were living around the border"''. Jerry's attempt ends with him saying, "Scotland, Ireland? What's the difference, lassie?"

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* In an episode of ''{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Jerry and George end up sharing a limousine with a couple of Neo-Nazis. Jerry pretends to be Irish, reminiscing about things such as ''"the peat, ah, the peat"''. However, his accent comes across as Scottish to one of the Nazis, to which Jerry replies: ''"We were living around the border"''. Jerry's attempt ends with him saying, "Scotland, Ireland? What's the difference, lassie?"
9th Mar '16 1:38:34 PM Hossmeister
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* In an episode of ''{{Black Books}}'' some American tourists refer to Bernard, (who is Irish) as a "Scotchman".

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* In an episode of ''{{Black Books}}'' ''Series/BlackBook'' some American tourists refer to Bernard, (who is Irish) as a "Scotchman".
9th Mar '16 1:35:19 PM Hossmeister
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6th Mar '16 3:22:30 PM Redmess
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The prevalence of this trope in American media is probably due to the fact that, to untrained U.S. ears, Scottish and Irish accents sound remarkably similar. This trope does not exist in Canadian media, however, as the Irish and the Scots are seen as completely distinct races. It's said that the longer an Irishman lives in Canada the more Canadian he gets, but the longer a Scotsman lives in Canada the more Scots he gets. Some Scotsmen have lived in Canada for so long that their accent has become completely indecipherable.


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The prevalence of this trope in American media is probably due to the fact that, to untrained U.S. ears, Scottish and Irish accents sound remarkably similar. This trope does not exist in Canadian media, however, as the Irish and the Scots are seen as completely distinct races.nationalities. It's said that the longer an Irishman lives in Canada the more Canadian he gets, but the longer a Scotsman lives in Canada the more Scots he gets. Some Scotsmen have lived in Canada for so long that their accent has become completely indecipherable.

27th Jan '16 9:38:30 PM MonsterDog
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** Voiced by a guy from the DC area of the United States doing a Billy Connolly (Scottish) impression.
25th Jan '16 9:46:23 PM OldBlindTrope
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Also not to be confused with the American ethnic term [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch-Irish_American 'Scots-Irish']], [[NonindicativeName many of whom came to America directly from England]].

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Also not Not to be confused with the American ethnic term [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch-Irish_American 'Scots-Irish']], [[NonindicativeName many of whom came to America directly from England]].
25th Jan '16 9:45:05 PM OldBlindTrope
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Also not to be confused with the American ethnic term [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch-Irish_American 'Scots-Irish']] for people who are, um, [[NonindicativeName both and neither all at once]].

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Also not to be confused with the American ethnic term [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch-Irish_American 'Scots-Irish']] for people who are, um, 'Scots-Irish']], [[NonindicativeName both and neither all at once]].
many of whom came to America directly from England]].
11th Jan '16 4:58:41 PM BlackJAC
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* This definitely can count as a JustifiedTrope in some cases. The Scots and Irish are both of Celtic ancestry, with quite a bit of cultural exchange between Scotland and Ireland, especially recently. At the beginning of the 20th century, Irish Republicans adopted the kilt as a sign of Celtic solidarity and identity in their struggle for independence from the UK. [[NotSoDifferent And Northern Irish Unionists occasionally display the St. Andrew's Cross]] to celebrate their Scottish heritage.

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* This definitely can count as a JustifiedTrope in some cases. The Scots and Irish are both of Celtic ancestry, with quite a bit of cultural exchange between Scotland and Ireland, especially recently. At the beginning of the 20th century, Irish Republicans adopted the kilt as a sign of Celtic solidarity and identity in their struggle for independence from the UK. [[NotSoDifferent And Northern Irish Unionists occasionally display the St. Andrew's Cross]] to celebrate their Scottish heritage. heritage, as lowland Scots were included in the settlers sent over to Ireland during the Plantation Of Ulster.
16th Dec '15 3:52:38 PM Quanyails
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* ''[[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 TF2's]]'' first issue of ''Ring of Fired!'' reveals the Demoman's full name is Tavish Finnegan [=DeGroot=]. While Tavish is definitely Scottish, Finnegan is decidedly Irish. Then again, his family name is ''Dutch''.

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* ''[[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 TF2's]]'' first issue of ''Ring of Fired!'' reveals the Scottish Demoman's full name is Tavish Finnegan [=DeGroot=]. While Tavish is definitely Scottish, Finnegan is decidedly Irish. Then again, his family name is ''Dutch''.
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