gah! I hate the new string syntax
sholden at holdenweb.com
Sat Mar 10 00:55:26 CET 2001
"Alex Martelli" <aleaxit at yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> "D-Man" <dsh8290 at rit.edu> wrote in message
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> > On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 06:51:07PM +1300, Paul Foley wrote:
> > | On Wed, 7 Mar 2001 15:33:30 -0500, D-Man wrote:
> > |
> > | > What about one who is both English and Scots, yet never set foot on
> > | > that island ;-)?
> > |
> > | AFAIK, nobody outside the US would admit the existence of such a
> > | thing. The American habit of calling themselves "Irish" or "Italian"
> > | or whatever when they're not is *very* strange. I've never heard
> > | anything like it anywhere else.
> > Heh. Maybe Americans are very odd. Wouldn't surprise me at all. ;-)
> Maybe. OTOH, Italians born abroad (from parents who consider
> themselves temporary immigrants, and fully intend to return "home"
> when they've put enough savings aside) have traditionally called
> themselves "Italians" whether that "abroad" was Northern America,
> Argentina, Germany, Libia, or any of the several other countries
> where Italian emigrants used to go. (Of course, intentions to
> return are not always carried out -- few are aware, for example,
> that such an icon of French popular culture as Yves Montand was
> Italian -- real name Ivo Livi, born of just-as-Italian parents
> in a village near Florence; his father, a socialist, had to flee
> [and ended up in France] when the Fascists took power, and Ivo,
> as well as the rest of the family, followed him a while later;
> I'm not sure when he changed his citizenship over to France).
> > that I am not really American since none of my ancestors came from
> > America. "Real" Americans would be the so-called "Indians", or more
> Why? *THEIR* ancestors came from Asia over the Bering Straits,
> after all (and following the line a while longer, one gets back
> to Africa).
The topic drift on this thread could only be explained by the Gondwanaland
property-is-theft-ly y'rs - steve
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