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Why couldn't the Patrick guy be Irish?


I found it strange that Jenny (the main girl) had a confused look on her face when the student she thought was Patrick came in and she automatically thought he didn't look Irish like his name suggested. I've been to Ireland, and I can tell you, there are way more dark haired/featured people there than redheads. Not to mention good looking Irish folks (the large amount of beautiful Irish-Americans alone proves that we rock in that department).

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Because he was Cuban (at least is in rl) and couldn't speak any english. Chances are if he immigrated to Ireland, he wouldn't be named Patrick O'Malley. And if he was born and raised there, he would likely already know how to speak their primary launguage. I don't think her questioning stemed from him not having red hair. Im sure if you were to see a Japanese guy who only speaks Japanese saying hes from Kenya, you'd give him a weird look too.

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