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Snoggera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:07 PM
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I consider my heritage to be
from a particular country.

What country is that?

(mine is german)
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:07 PM
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1. Norwegian
*said with sing-song inflective* ...
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:15 PM
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2. Dutch.
Edited on Sat Aug-14-04 07:15 PM by Endangered Specie
Even though Im made up of many (Italian, Britush, a little German, Irish some others maybe... not sure), Dutch is one of the biggest %.
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Snoggera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:20 PM
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7. That's the type of answer I was hoping for, Thanks!
what do we consider as heritage?
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:24 PM
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10. Most of us aren't just one.
But we usually have to answer with one, so, either which one is the most % or the one you like the most.
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Snoggera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:27 PM
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15. That is what makes America Great!
We truly are the world.

I love us all (ask the ex-wives).

yep.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:31 PM
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16. Technically, we should answer American
;)
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:17 PM
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3. Irish

and several others, Danish, English, French, Native American

You know; Heinz57 variety.

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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:18 PM
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4. 1/2 German
25% Hungarian
25% French Protestant living in Belgium, known as "Walloons"

:hippie: The Incorrigible Democrat
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:18 PM
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5. Swedish
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underseasurveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:18 PM
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6. Scottish
Aye ;-)
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djeseru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:21 PM
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8. Half & half.
Scottish & German.
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Snoggera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:23 PM
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9. I feel your pain
half of you is drinking and having fun, and the other half is smacking your conscience in the face!

It's a rough life!
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djeseru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:40 PM
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21. *giggle*
Yeah, I'm trying to work on a guilt-free weekend here...but there's a bottle of sake in the kitchen...
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:25 PM
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11. German/ English
can get more WASP than that.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:31 PM
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17. WASP?
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 08:23 PM
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25. White Anglo Saxon Protestant, everything I am not mostly
now for me, I really dont have a clue, I am like a pie, though I guess I consider myself Irish Russian heh, even though theres no proof of russian blood in me.
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berry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:26 PM
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12. Norwegian + Swedish
Edited on Sat Aug-14-04 07:40 PM by berry
note to Salin--I always found Swedish to be the really sing-song language, but now that I think of it...

on edit--after reading what was wanted, I still have to admit there is nothing else to choose from for me--the result of recent immigration and fairly tight immigrant community. Of course, if one goes back far enough, it's pretty clear we're all out of Africa.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 08:30 PM
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27. I was sorta
kidding about the sing-song tones - don't have that quality, nor does my Norwegian mother (nor my cousins)... at least not to my ear. I was refering to the US stereotype of Minnesotan norwegians speaking English with a very exagerated sing-song lilt.

Sadly I don't hear norwegian spoken very often - will have to listen more closely to try to objectively ask myself... "sing song?" :)
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berry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 10:30 PM
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38. Ah, now I understand.
It's funny, but I always thought the Minnesotan accent was from Swedish (which really IS sing-song. The "ja" is exactly like the 3rd tone in Mandarin Chinese, which is tonal, of course.). I do know that Norwegians take the brunt of the jokes (maybe because of Prairie Home Companion?), but there are lots of "dumb Swede" jokes out there too. Ah well.

I don't hear Norwegian often myself, as my grandparents are dead and I haven't been to Norway in years. My father was born in Sweden and had an accent all his life, but I only noticed it when other people brought it to my attention. And now that I think about it, it wasn't at all like Minnesotan either. (I'm not from there, but I spent my 4 years of college in MN--enough to find the movie "Fargo" a little grating. They didn't get it quite right.) I'm just blathering now, so I'll stop.
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:26 PM
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13. I am SO damn American
Edited on Sat Aug-14-04 07:33 PM by Moonbeam_Starlight
my mother did years of genealogical work a while back and we don't get out of America until before the early 1700s. Which means we came here before it was a country, just colonies.

When we did trace back across the pond, we are primarily Welsh, with a little French thrown in for good measure (from Nice).

I am married to a man who is half-German, one-quarter South Dakotan and one-quarter New Jerseyite.

How's THAT for a combo deal???

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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:26 PM
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14. I am a Scottish/Hungarian Jew
(Insert appropriate money joke here. :P)
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:32 PM
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18. Can I BORROW some $?
;)
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:34 PM
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19. Man I bet you NEVER spend money!!!
Kidding. But we do have a strong pennypinching streak in our family and we seriously think it is genetic. It skips every other generation. It hit me. But I am trying to overcome it.

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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:36 PM
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20. Irish
I am actually half Norwegian and the rest is a combination of Irish, English, French and Native American but I just FEEL more Irish than anything else.
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:48 PM
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22. Polish by Injection
but mostly Irish
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Longhorn79 Donating Member (222 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 07:53 PM
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23. United Statesan
Born in SC
Raised in OH
Live in TX

Same for my folks
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 08:21 PM
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24. Mine
English, Scottish, Italian, French, German, and a little Dutch.
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 08:26 PM
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26. Lithuanian, there was a choice, LIVE FREE OR DIE...
my relatives had a choice when the commies were coming: stay and die, or flee to america.

damn dirty commies, if it wasn't for them i would be filthy rich right now! my family was big on manufacturing and owned multiple factories...*le sigh* but i guess it wasn't meant to be.

then there's the polish in me but who the hell cares about the polish :P

and my mexican relatives just came here for the hell of it i have no clue.
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 09:13 PM
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28. Russian
I'm also part Polish, but I'm mostly Russian.

Eddie Vedder's ex-wife and I are both decendents of the same guy, Arye Labe Teleshansky (sp?) from Motyl (sp?), several generations back.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 09:24 PM
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29. German and Polish, I guess
Edited on Sat Aug-14-04 09:26 PM by ih8thegop
I'm more German than Polish, but I look Polish and I'm only a fourth-generation American (dating back to my great-grandparents) on that side of the family. OTOH, the members of my dad's side of the family have been here for at least five generations.
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 09:28 PM
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30. I have done the genealogy stuff so mine includes...
English, Irish, Swedish, Scottish and Russian. I am really, really white.
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MaryBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 09:40 PM
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34. Me, too, aquaman.
Really really white, with freckles turning to - yikes! - age spots.

Scottish, Irish, German, French. Long time Murikan family, except one branch is semi-long time from 1800's, & overall we've not been here so long as some others.
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 09:31 PM
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31. German
and a little bit o' Irish/British
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RebelYell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 09:35 PM
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32. Romanian, Slovak & Polish n/t
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 09:39 PM
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33. Irish Slavic in general
I dont really appear German at all, so why say it ;).
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 09:47 PM
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35. Catholic Belgian
Edited on Sat Aug-14-04 09:47 PM by brainshrub
Watch out, I make a mean waffle after church.
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 10:04 PM
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36. American
A minimum of 8 generations from every branch. 8 generations within any other country, provided that they did not marry only or mostly within their original ethnice group, would be consider to have that country's ethnicity. I am not saying that people with fewer generations are not as American as I am. I am just saying why it makes sense for me not to identify with a partculiar ethnice group.
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BluePatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 10:25 PM
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37. Polish, mostly...
but we recently found out my maternal grandmother was adopted...so I could be 1/8th anything!
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