Olympic party in honour of host nation serves Guinness. Shall you tell them or will I?
We know these two islands are linked in many, many ways but somebody should tell the National Press club that Guinness is Irish, not British.
When some Americans come over to this part of the world they can get confused between all the different names dotted on the map. Between the United Kingdom, the British Isles and Great Britain, it is no wonder that the average American tourist doesn’t really understand where Ireland fits, even though we have been our own country for quite a while now.
But we thought that Washington DC's National Press Club, a fancy association for journalists and PR people, would be better informed. Instead, for their Olympic party they made a bit of an error.
At their screening of the opening ceremony on July 27 they are laying on a reception ‘in honour of the host nation’. And what are they serving?
"In honor of the host nation, the menu for the evening will be fish and chips and Guinness," according to the invite.
Now the menu for the evening sounds right up our street but we think someone should have a small word to tell them about the exact location of Arthur’s famous brewery.