What Is the Origin of "Kiss Me, I'm Irish"?

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The exact origins of the saying "kiss me, I'm Irish" aren't exactly clear, but it is likely related to the practice of kissing the Blarney Stone. The Blarney Stone is an Irish landmark that is said to bring luck to visitors who kiss it.

The enticement to kiss Irish people may be related to a belief that this luck can be spread by kissing something that, if not made of stone, is still Irish. Of course, saying "kiss me, I'm Irish" could also be a way for self-proclaimed Irish people get more kisses.