The word 'Tansplaining' is about to take over social media after Adam Boulton's outburst
Who doesn't love it when British people try to explain Irish history to us?
If you're sick of seeing stuff British politicians telling us how we should run our country - while Theresa May, Boris Johnson et al make a complete pig's mickey of theirs - we have the perfect hashtag for that.
It used to mean this, back in the more innocent days of 2015.
Tansplaining: when people inform me that a) I am sunburned b) I have red hair and light skin c) I should use sunscreen
— molly clare wilson (@mollyclare) July 1, 2015
But now it means something else entirely.
If the hashtag lay dormant for a while, it was woken up by the likes of Adam Boulton confirming that the Irish people had pissed on his chips.
Bored now. Some of you Irish need to get over yourselves. Interviewing is about challenging the interviewee not respecting.
— Adam Boulton (@adamboultonSKY) December 9, 2017
You can read more about that here.
Gavin Sheridan went in search of a word for exactly that kind of arrogance...
What's the word we use to describe British journalists and political types explain Irish history and politics to Irish people? Iresplaining? Britsplaining?
— Gavin Sheridan (@gavinsblog) November 27, 2017
...and he finally got the perfect response.
I've just discovered the #tansplaining hashtag...and it's beautiful.
— Emma Wheatley (@EmmaAWheatley) December 10, 2017
Cross-channel trade will inevitably take a hit, and that will have an impact on the Irish economy. The north voted to remain and the Republic had no say. The volume of #Tansplaining from Brexiters has been shocking, and a national embarrassment.
— Stephen McParlin (@McParlinStephen) December 4, 2017