I apologize if you got the impression that I spoke the language. That isn't the case. I am full blooded french, because both my parents were only french, as well, as my ancestor, back to Canada. The language was never passed down in my family, which is to say the least about my family, without getting into too much detail.
So, with that said- I have no clue what you said means. Please clarify? Thank you in advance.
Joyeux Noel! I simply said Merry Christmas in French. Sorry. I didn't know you didn't speak a little French. I was trying to be friendly. I just thought this time of year it would be okay to say as much and you might have a French Christmas tradition.
My Mother bourne American was blessed with Scotch Irish French, My Father was blessed with Full-Blood Danish. Her Father a Full-Blood Scottisman. Her Mother Irish, French. I was bourne American in Norfolk,Nebraska I have a photo of her during highschoool. There is no doubt there is a strong line of Native American somewhere in her bloodline cause of the strong defined features, then, she changed as time came on & a Scottishwoman developed or French. A Lady of moral, & class, played in the arts & antiquities.
When I teach i come across kids with issues about this. i avoid trouble by telling them if they were born here in America then they are American. That's the way i feel even though my ancestors are European i was born in Hawaii after it became a state so i am American.
Does that mean you're referring to Chinese as being "a mutt"? You, see, I have taken quite the offense to your statement. Anyone of your statements to be honest. And, you're digging yourself deeper and deeper into the hole.
I chose that because it was better than being a mutt. I never would imply that in any way shape or form. My family we're completely illiterate laboers until around the 1930's Most couldn't read or write and had other people sign for them or they made an "X". I don't think I'm better than anyone quite the contrary! If you are looking for a fight with me , bring it! I hate people who just assume the worst!
Who's assuming the worst? Every answer here has been honest. There has been no slandering of another nationality or ancestory, especially in jest. It's not funny to jest at any nationality.
My Great Grandfather immigrated to Canada from China. He worked on building the CPR across Canada. The CPR is the railroad that brought Canada together. He was one of thousands who gave their lives to building this railroad. z
My grandfather immigrated to Canada when he was very young. He put himself through school and graduated from university.
My father was born Canadian and is a successful enterpreneur.
I am Canadian, and very proud of it. However, I'm proud of my Chinese ancestory too as it is the blood and sweat of my forefathers who knitted this country together.
So you see, it's not because I am assuming the worse in you, I have interpretted what you have said as your assumption that there is something lesser in the Chinese. As a result, you believed that you could say what you did without being held accountable. Your statements are derogatory, not just to the Chinese but to yourself.
The majority of the world is now mixed, if not in heritage, then it will be soon. There is no shame in that.
Cags, I'm sorry if what I have to say may appear as "picking a fight", but I'm not. I believe everyone should be proud of their ancestorial heritage and their nationality without worries that they may be put down by another.
You are calling me out because your offended because you misread what I wrote.
You did assume the worst because thats what these comments represent. I didn't mean any harm to you or any one else but if you can't keep your comments civil or you have to wear your feelings on your sleave stay the hell away from me.
Yes they were for the moment type people. It wasn't until my Uncle was commisioned in the Army Aircorps did we even have a family memeber do anything but farm. He flew Mustangs over Germany escorting our bombers. Then he came back and farmed. There are two native Americans in my family one was My great Grandmother Rosie she didn't have a last name so on the marraige liecense both had our last name! That was strange until I found out she didn't have one. I never met her but I've been told she liked to chew tobacco.
okay let's see..from my father side Mexican and a bit of Indian. From my mom's side Irish, Dutch, French, Italian and some other stuff I can't remember lol I am a mushpot or as I sometimes say an Irish Mexican
My husband is half Sicilian.His Grandfather immigrated to New York from Sicily. He pretty hot. I sorta skipped thru this thread, I cant remeber if I answered this one already or not? On my Moms side, Irish, French Canadian, and English. On my Fathers side, Scottish and Native American. I think that makes me American.
I live in the Nation of TEXAS. Where Ifun you are big enough to get a way with it ya dun got away wif it.
Just a teasin ya! We abide by tha rules for tha most part. Kinda like the rest of tha world, but while we are doin that we be barbequin our buns off. Cook enough on tha grill that MaMa don't gotta be workin so hard in tha kitchun for a few days.
I'm just a teasin and tellin tha truth at tha same time.
I'm an American: German and Dutch from my father; English and Irish from my mother. I married and divorced a Frenchman, and am engaged to an Irishman born in the south and descended from the McCoys of the famous Hatfield and McCoys.
Americans-- USA Americans are often a pat tof the "melting pot" stew. On my maternal side there are mostly Germans, perhaps some Polish, Ukranian and etc. On my dad's side-- we have traced some ties back to the American colonies-- perhaps English and also German, some other nationalities may have entered the gene pool.
My parents once went to a travelers meeting in the US where the director polled the audience, asking where their parents came from. he conculuded that his supposition was right. French and Italians, when they disagree with their govenments -- change their government. Germans move to America.
My Ancestors were from Normandy and fought for King William in England for the Throne, which was graciously passed over to him with the help of an arrow in the eye of King Harold. They fought in Wales and Ireland and then settled in Ireland in 1103 AD.
In 1854, My Great-Great-Great-Grrrr etc. came to New Zealand and this branch of the family have lived here ever since.
We have come along way to end up in a place called Bumble Town
I was born in the US, so by nationality I am American. Ethnically, however, I am very mixed. My last name is Arabic, and I am a quarter Syrian. I am also part Kansa Indian, English, French, Dutch, Spaniard, and a tiny bit Norwegian way way back. My ancestors were the Vinges and Volkersons way back on my mom's side, and they were some of the first colonists in New Amsterdam (now New York). Apparently their plantation is now on the land that occupies Wall Street, which is just very funny to imagine. I am also a descendant of Daniel Boone.
No wonder you are so accepting of everyone-- you ARE almost everyone. Cheers My extended family has tinges of almost every race and nationality-- all are human people with their own interesting backgrounds.
My interpretation of his action, would be subjective to his recent actions also in other threads, which would lead me to the understanding that he is not Chinese. So, that would make is statement dishonest for whatever reason.
He is a person of low self-esteem, for which, he continually picks on people and makes useless statements, such as the one he has made here. Unfortunately, Beth got sucked into it and I can understand her interpretation, but mine was that he was directly making fun of my thread, for some odd and most likely sad reason.
Good question, I was born in the Channel Island of Guernsey, but my Mother was born in Bolton Lancashire, my Father was born in Chelsea London and my Grandfather was Scottish. I guess I am a mongrel LOL
I am English by nationality, although I have very little Anglo-Saxon heritage - mostly Norwegian and Celtic ancestry. We also believe that a branch of the family tree is French, something that my sister is researching.
It is interesting to see what a rich culture you guys have over there - a real melting-pot
Knowing he's not Chinese, useless statements from other threads, yes, I agree with all that. I took it that he's the usual American mix and jokingly used the only one he probably wasn't. Just weird to see someone get offended and think he's insulting the Chinese.
I was born in Hungary, grew up in Belgium and at age 15 in 1969 immigrated to fabulous Ontario, Canada. My roots are traceable to before the Austro-Hungarian Empire was set-up in 1867 on both my Mom and Dads side.
That would make me a proud Canadian with solid Hungarian roots I guess.
Bloodline-wise, I'm about as Caucasian as they come. Don't know when the ancestors got to the USA on either side of the family tree--not a fanatic enough genealogy buff, I guess. But do know that ethnically I'm almost (but not quite) half German and half English with smidgens of Scotch, Irish, French, and Danish.
When my Dad's family found out about the Danish part about 30 years ago, they started calling themselves "Great Danes". No comment.
Many of those to whom I've become closest, however, seem generally to have some Native American blood running through their veins. Choctaw (wife is 1/4), Mandan (late step-grandmother and by far my favorite "ancestor"), Lakota, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Salish, Kootenai, Gros Ventre, Assiniboine. As an exception, both of my closest friends in the Army were African American.
Born in Australia. Father born in England to parents born in England. Fathers mother of Italian descent, at least on her fathers side. Fathers father for some generations in the UK, paternal blood line goes back to Germany. Both sides of my fathers family lived all over the UK, including Wales, Ireland, England and Scotland, going back far enough to be coal miners and signing with an X.
On mothers side. Mother born here, her parents born in Greece. My mothers grandparents arrived earlier than her parents, working for many years to bring over family. Not entirely sure of blood lines on mothers side because of war. My mother identifies as Macedonian so over the years blood has probably been crossed with who knows what, at the very least, some Turkish blood.
Though I was born American, my Heritage is Swedish and Dutch.
My Father arrived in America from Holland, at age 13with my grandparents, since my grandfather was granted rights to live in America due to serving with American troops in World War II.
My great grandparents (mothers side) arrived in America in 1929 with my grandmother from Sweden. My grandmother then married my grandfather whom is also full Swede. Though, it is rumored a French Duke slipped in somewhere, some generations back. Not sure if any blood line exists there.
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