A young Irish man takes the girl he loves to meet his family.
His mother asks the girlfriend, “So, tell me, lass, what is your occupation?”
The girl hesitantly says, “Well, Mrs O’Malley, I’m a prostitute.”
Immediately, the lad’s mother faints. After regaining consciousness, she asks again, “Forgive me, dearie. I don’t think I heard you correctly. What is your occupation?”
Again the girl says, “Mrs O’Malley, I’m a prostitute.”
The mother laughs, “Oh my, dearie, for a moment there I thought you said you were a Protestant!”