St. Patrick’s Day is once again upon us. The time of year where Americans celebrate Ireland’s legacy to the world: its myths, legends and the fact that a country that’s only about the size of Indiana somehow produced enough immigrants to be responsible for 36 million Irish-Americans.
And while Ireland welcomes our long lost sons and daughters and encourages their drunken revelries, it has but one humble request of its diaspora:
“Please don’t do the accent!”
As Russell Crowe clearly learned the hard way in the recent Winter’s Tale, imitating a convincing Irish accent is tricky at best when Irish Spring commercials are your only research source.
Here are the five worst offenders in Hollywood.