You're not truly a Pole unless you live there suffering with the rest of them. That's more or less how it is.
Kinda like the guy that continues rooting for a $hitty sports team because he's waiting for the day they win the championship so he can say, "I've been a fan for years, even when they sucked. I'm a REAL fan."
Kind of, but not quite.
The correct analogy would be what you said, but only if your mum and dad played for the team ;)
It was just a silly joke no harm meant, Ireland is smaller and giving directions easier for eg you would say take the Galway road or more likely say go to Monaghan then Sligo then down to Galway. None of that junction 13 on the M9 then the A4432 to where you join the M63 as far as junction 4 etc business. Its just one of those cultural things that sounds funny.
lol. thanks for that, I had no idea either!
That sort of thing p*sses me off, too - when I'm driving on the M60 and it says "Delays - M56 J5" on the warning sign, I'm like "where the **** is that", but if the sign said "Delays - M56 Hale/Wilmslow exit" I'd know whether it affects me or not lol :D