A U.S. citizen is vacationing on his own in Ireland. He decides to play a round of golf and is paired with three local gents.
He takes a few practice swings, steps up to the first tee, and proceeds to hook the ball out of bounds. He shakes his head, reaches in his pocket, and re-tees another ball. He tells his playing partners that he is taking a Mulligan. He pounds one down the center of the fairway about 280 yards out.
With a big smile, he asks the others “In the U.S., we call that a Mulligan; was wondering what you called it here in Ireland.”
After a moment of silence, one of the locals replies, “Hitting three.”