Having an Irish name outside of Ireland, it's nigh on impossible to get your coffee order to have your name correctly
Any Saoirse, Siobhán, Oisín or Diarmaid will tell you that the wait to order your coffee when living overseas with an Irish name means several frustrating minutes of being concerned over just how confused you are about to make the barista.
And while comedy group "Just These, Please" are only one-quarter Irish (and Phillipa is a quite accessible name for the English to pronounce), they completely get the struggle for all the Meabhs and Fiachras out there who are left explaining how "yes, it is 'bh' but you pronounce it 'v.'"
You can watch their hilarious sketch below:
When you order coffee with an Irish name
The struggle of having an Irish name! 😂 ________ Video by: Just These, Please Shot by: Ciaron Craig Edited by: Philippa Carson Special Thanks: Haley Bishop & Really Bright Media Twitter: @justheseplease Online: justtheseplease.com Don't miss Just These, Please at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival all at Gilded Balloon, Teviot (Balcony) at 12.15pm.Posted by IrishCentral.com on Dé Luain 13 Lúnasa 2018
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