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Old March 29 2013, 09:39 PM   #164
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Re: What ethnicity are you?

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At least they speak the language and are familiar with the culture, which is more than many people who call themselves "Italians" (i.e. Americans with maybe an Italian great-grandfather) do.
To be fair, there is a pretty distinct Italian-American culture on some parts of the states, but I get what you're saying.
While true, Italian-American culture isn't the same thing as Italian culture. And I say this as an Italian-American (ish) who does speak Italian (that I had to learn in school, but at least my Grandfather spoke Italian).
That's what I meant. There is a distinct, peculiar Italian-American culture in the US, which is actually very interesting and worthy of pride.

But it ain't Italian, and it annoys me slightly to see people boast (especially with regards to 'ethnicity') "I'm half-Italian!" Uh, no, you are not.
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