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Old 05-31-2006, 08:58 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by licia
...I have no idea what all that makes me.

It makes you an American!

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Old 05-31-2006, 09:07 PM   #12
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:18 PM   #13
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I am backwards. I'm half Swedish (my mom's parents were both born in Sweden--met here) and I don't drink coffee, and I'm half German and I don't drink beer. Plus I am 100% true blue American.

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Old 05-31-2006, 09:57 PM   #14
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I am half Japanese and half Chinese. My family immigrated to Hawaii in the late 1800s. I am 4th generation on the Japanese side and 5th generation on the Chinese side which pretty much makes me 110% American. I can't speak or understand barely anything (except for culinary terms, swear words, and basic conversational phrases) which suprises most Asians on the mainland who are either 1st generation or F.O.B. (Fresh Off the Boat). In Hawaii, it's pretty much expected that unless you are Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino, or Thai/Cambodian/Laotian that you can't speak your native language and that English is your first, second, and third language.
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Old 05-31-2006, 11:35 PM   #15
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lol ic. my best friend in high school was like you, asian, but american was his only language and culture. he was practically waspy.

andy, did your family endure the armenian holocaust of '15-'17? it's something that all people should edumacate themselves about, since genocide is still going on around the world.

for me, i am 1/2 irish, and 1/2 norwegian.

dad was born here but raised in ireland. my grandfather, from co. cavan, emigrated to the u.s. just before the first world war. he fought in france for the u.s., getting 2 purple hearts (mean cavan bastid that he was). after the war, he married another emigre from co. mayo, had my dad, and moved back to ireland to live on a small farm, having several more children. they were actually well off with the disability $$ from the u.s gov't., and running a successful farm. my father remembers being the first family in his town with electricity, and indoor plumbing, a maid, and a car. towards the end of the 30's, my grandfather saw wwii coming, so he moved the family back to brooklyn, just in time for my dad to fight in wwii.

my mom's family moved to the states from oslo, norway in the '20's, and my mom was born and raised in brooklyn with 3 brothers and 3 sisters. some of the family went back to norway, living in oslo and places so far north you'd see russian submarines passing by on their way home on nice days.
i still have cousins there, mostly in oslo. i really should make the effort to contact them someday.
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:42 AM   #16
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I am half Swedish, and half English...I burn to a crisp, and stay tan for no more the 3 days. Moved to the States in the 80's and have dual citizenship with the U.S. and U.K.

I guess I am an imported American? I LOVE IT HERE THOUGH! USA>all
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:15 AM   #17
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I'm Scots. Nothing added, nothing taken away! Red haired, very fair skinned.
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Old 06-01-2006, 04:42 AM   #18
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Interesting question.

I am a real mongrel: My father English with Irish mother and Welch roots to the English side of family. My Mother New Zealand with Swedish/Scottish/Irish roots, my half sister is also of French decent. I feel connected to all my genetic cultures. But then as well, my family travelled a lot, I came to England to go to school when I was 8, but before that and during holidays lived in Southern States, West Indies, Carribean and France. So I also feel connected to those cultures. My husband is an Anglo-Italian guy of Jeqish decent. He also lived around the world as a kid, though mainly in Italy. His sister was brought up mainly in France. Family conversations are amazing here. His dad says somethng in English which his sister replies to in French, my husband and his brother chip in in Italian and I have a sort of a hybrid European response answering in English, French, Spanish or my very limited Italian, but usually a hybrid of them all. Somehow we all understand what the other is saying and it has never caused a problem. Just agreeing to speak all in the same language would be too simple! LOL. What's tricky is when people are here and I always have to remind my family to speak in a language that our guests can understand....it causes rows! When I first came my brother and sister in law would just speak Italian whent the conversation did not involve me and it was very rude.

All I can say is god help our kids!!!!
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:00 AM   #19
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Andy, yes, truly American 100%. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 06-01-2006, 06:56 AM   #20
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My Dad's parents are from Sicily and Mom's Mom is from Puerto Rico and her Dad from Salamanca.Spain.My father's parents raised their family in Brooklyn, NY and my Mom's in Washington Heights,NY.My siblings and I learned the swear words of both cultures!!!My father was absolutely opposed to us learning spanish but, my "abuelita" would teach us everything she could on the sly. My Dad's parents were very difficult to understand and so we didn't actually find out we were swearing until we repeated something my grandfather had said and got in trouble for it!!!:)
My husband's family had been in this country - in this area since 1714-both sides original Dutch settlers.For some reason I find that more interesting- they certainly are more laid back-

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