Priced Out of Dublin
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"Priced Out of Dublin" is a phrasal template based on a headline from the Irish Times newspaper about rising housing prices in Dublin. Online, users have taken the headline's format, "Priced Out of X? Consider Y" to express other humorous alternatives to living in an expensive city.
On January 6th, 2018, the Irish Times newspaper published an article entitled "Priced out of Dublin? Consider Gorey." Two days later, Twitter  user @conoraon posted a screenshot of the article and wrote, "I see we've arrived at at the "Priced out of Dublin? Move 100km away from Dublin!" stage of the Irish Times' property coverage." The post (shown below) received more than 260 retweets and 1,000 likes in three days."
Shortly after @conoraon made their inital tweet, more users began posting variations on the template. Twitter user @bearaboi tweeted, "Priced out of Dublin? Hyper-space jump to a distant star system! Its central core sun is buzzing with energy, there's easy access to schools, and plenty of property options to refashion a new civilization." Additionally, they included a gif from the science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica. The post (shown below) received more than 70 retweets and 430 likes in three days.
More users coupled the template with scenes and jokes from the animated sitcom The Simpsons (examples below, center and right).
The following day, Twitter published a Moments page about the popularity of the template.
 The Irish Times – Priced out of Dublin? Consider Gorey
 Twitter – @conoraon's Tweet
 Twitter – @bearaboi's Tweet
 Twitter – Can't afford to live in your home city? There's a meme for that
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