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The Irish potato famine is not that funny at all

And I swear I’m not trying to be a stick in the mud here. We do have a sense of humour but the famine just doesn’t strike me as funny

-More than one million people died of hunger and disease
-One million people had to emigrate on “coffin ships”, so called because the conditions were so poor many died en route.
-The people had to work on small plots of land and had to pay rent to landlords despite the being theirs in the first place
-The reason there is a whole stereotype about the Irish and potatoes is because that is literally all they could afford to grow was potatoes, one crop had to last their entire family for the year.
-During the famine, many were evicted from their tiny homes because they couldn’t pay their rent, because all their money was going towards trying to save their families.
-After eviction, families would have had to go to the workhouse, where they would be separated from their families.
-There was plenty of food in Ireland at the time, however, all the food was shipped out to Britain.

So no, the famine is not particularly funny.

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