A survey of Irish people living abroad has found that almost all of them are asked to say turty tree at least once every day. Most people of other nationalities tend to find it hilarious to hear these words said in an Irish accent, not to mention the even funnier turty tree and a turd.
Sinead Farrelly from Tullamore in Co. Offaly has lived in London for over ten years now and she told us her English friends and work colleagues never get tired of it.
“Pretty much every day someone asks me what number comes after 32. They’re great friends and all but it’s a bit fucking annoying if I’m honest. They also fall around in hysterics when I say filum, tum tac and dat yoke over dere.”
Sinéad’s work colleague Doris Winterbottom said it’s just a bit of fun and they all love her really.
“What can I say? It’s just funny that the Irish can’t say firty free proply. I fink Sinéad knows we’re laughing wiv er not at er. I ope she does anyway.”