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At a Northern Ireland event in Brussels, I get talking to a fellow attendee, who eventually reveals her unusual surname.

Me (not thinking it through quite quickly enough): That's an unusual surname. Are you by any chance related to X?
Her: Yes, he is my cousin. Why, do you know him?
Me (with some reserve): Er, yes.
Her: He's a total gobshite, isn't he!
Me (with relief): Er, yes!

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geekette8
Dec. 13th, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
ROFL :-)
mizkit
Dec. 14th, 2012 10:11 am (UTC)
*laughs*

One of our Irish cousins is exceedingly well-liked and well-known. Some years ago, upon meeting our family and discovering we were related to Tom, they expressed their delight.

A few minutes later, they followed it through, and said with thoughtful dismay, "Of course, that means you're related to Tom's brother, too..." ;)
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