Community·Posted on Mar 5, 201911 Things No Irish Person Wants To Hear On St. Patrick's DayBecause Saint Patrick wants his people to celebrate the holiday cringe-free, folks.by Maisie GCommunity ContributorApproved and edited by BuzzFeed Community TeamFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. "Happy Saint Patty's Day!" Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Kingsley / YouTube / Via tenor.com It just hurts to hear, OK? 2. "Do you know (insert name of Irish friend here)?" Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF SRF / Via tenor.com This is an awkward question for Irish people, because it forces us to explain a couple of things. First of all, there are more than four people on the island, and of course we don't all know each other. Second of all, yes your friend Aoife is my neighbor and also everyone actually does kind of know each other. 3. Anything in a fake Irish accent Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF HGTV No shade, but if Tom Cruise couldn't master the Celtic twang, we're not definite you'll deliver the perfect performance three whiskeys deep. 4. "Top of the morning to ya!" Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via jrebatterham.blogspot.com Aside from "Please, ask me to say thirty-three and a third!", we're pretty sure this is the only sentence Ireland's chatty citizens have never uttered. 5. "Say thirty-three and a third!" Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF LOGO Tv / Via wifflegif.com Only if you say Sadhbh. 6. Literally anything about potatoes Columbia / Via gfycat.com You can just do so much better, people. 7. "Póg mo thóin!" Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF CBS / Via giphy.com The Gaelic language is a powerful, deeply meaningful part of Irish culture. Yelling "póg mo thóin" repeatedly from a rickshaw in Temple Bar at 3 a.m., though? Not so much. 8. "The Irish are such heavy drinkers!" Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Mandate Pictures / Via giphy.com Sure, loads of Irish people love a good tipple, and it's no secret that our whiskey is some of the best in the world. In reality, though, Ireland doesn't even hit the top 20 countries for alcohol consumption per capita, so you might want to rethink your image of the Emerald Isle's boozy behavior! 9. "Where are the Lucky Charms?" Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF taffz / Via giphy.com Believe it or not, most Irish people have never so much as seen a box of Lucky Charms. The cereal is an American invention, and you'd struggle to find a box of the sweet stuff in Ireland! 10. Any comment about leprechauns Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF giphy.com We'll bet our pot of gold that we've heard whatever you were going to say a good couple of hundred times before. 11. "Isn't Ireland in the UK?" Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Hayley Kiyoko / Via giphy.com This one is a biggie. The history between Ireland and the UK has been tense, to say the least, and this is pretty much the only question on the list that might genuinely offend. We promise to give you at least two "St. Patty's Day" passes if you steer clear of this one! Did you know you can sign up for a BuzzFeed Community account and create your own BuzzFeed posts? Here's a handy guide to help you start posting today!