The #BeingIrishMeans hashtag has kept Twitter hopping over the last 24 hours, with a mixture of shrewd observations, withering cynicism and – most of all – an assortment of recycled jokes from a 15-year-old Tommy Tiernan routine.
And immersions. So, so many mentions of immersions.
As a nation, we seem to have an odd fixation on these machines, despite the fact that you NEVER hear people talk about them unless there's some discussion about paddywhackery going on.
God help us all.
This has literally never happened to anyone, ever, Keith
#BeingIrishMeans having a panic on a night out that you've left the immersion on at home
— Keith (@ShrillockHolmes) March 15, 2016
Nor this, Liv
#BeingIrishMeans being terrified to tell your ma that you left the immersion on
— livy???? (@livsaveragelife) March 15, 2016
This either, Bree
#beingirishmeans mammy going mental cause ye the immersion on
— brídín (@bridinkelly_) March 15, 2016
That's quite simply not true, Jenny
#BeingIrishMeans leaving the immersion on is a death sentence...
— Jenn (@Jenn__Crotty) March 16, 2016
Oh great, the brands are getting involved!
— Care to Comfort (@CaretoComfort) March 16, 2016
Are you, Ken? Really?
#BeingIrishMeans you are more afraid of leaving the immersion on than the risk of a terrorist attack
— Ken Curtin (@kencurtin) March 15, 2016
No, roo. That is patently false
Wait, I thought it meant *not* leaving the immersion on
Is that really the case, though, Majella?
— Majella O'Brien (@BrienMajella) March 16, 2016
This tweet is four years old, and it's still going; save us all
#beingirishmeans living in fear of leaving the immersion on
— Orla Doyle (@MrsDeise) March 9, 2012
Ah well. At least this guy gets it
#beingirishmeans something something immersion mams priests aren't we fuckin great
— och lads (@cathal_oleary) March 15, 2016