On Dec 31, 2013, at 8:42 PM, GS Chandy <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I once made the honest mistake of calling someone >> from Ireland, ?English". >> > What happened then? (The English were rather brutal with the Irish, who claim - I believe not very accurately - that they suffered more under the English than we Indians did under the British [including the Irish]).
He informed me that people from Ireland, even though they speak english, are referred to as Irish.
I said ?Oh. Sorry, my mistake.?
It never dawned on me to call him a liar, and then try to prove it with an asinine argument.
I appreciate your (graphic) warning of what happens when you do that.