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I Am Italian (calabrian)

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    My great-grandmother migrated from the

    farm/village life of Southern Italy to the city/suburb life in New York through Ellis Island in 1922. She didn't know a word of English, only broken Italian. She made it through to New York by claiming she forgot her glasses--luckily there was a bilingual young man nearby to...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    Bottom Of The Boot

    I am a little more than 25% Italian!!!But I look very It. my father is 1/2 and my grandmother on my fathers side came here right before she had him.I've been to Italy a few times and I loved it. It food esp. Southern It. cusine is awesome..It's so varied and romantic....I...
    TruthHurtsDontIt TruthHurtsDontIt 22-25 1 Response Sep 28, 2010

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    I'll Make You a Drink You Can't Refuse

    my father is scotch and my mom italian........
    Tumblindice Tumblindice 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2007

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    I'm Only Half Italian!!!

    i am only half italian...my other half is egyptain...i am not calabrian but on my italian side i and 3/4's nablidan and 1/4 sicilian...out of both my nationalities, i have picked up the "italian lifestyle" as well as traditions. Growing up i have been exposed to this...
    illburdistraction illburdistraction 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2007

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    My Mother Is Italian-american (of Calabrese Descent)

    My mother's grandparents emigrated to the United States from Calabria in the early twentieth century. Her maternal grandfather was sent on a boat as small child to the US without being accompanied by parents, and we unfortunately don't know much about his history. My mother...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Mar 19, 2013

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    Italian And Greek

    I am actually (and correct me if im wrong on the spelling) celebrese and Brutese Italian..and Greek...My mother is Italian and my father is Greek..I wish to learn more bout my heretiges but i come from a broken family and have pretty much raised myself..i live with my aunt and...
    GreekItalianQT GreekItalianQT 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2011

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    Italian And Proud. Or Is That " Italian American "? Lol

    My grandfather and Mother came from Venice, My grandfather was one of the last peddlers in Mississippi. He was 98 when he died. He was 16 when he came from Venice, the ship he came here on was sunk 3 months after he arrived in the USA, by a U boat. I have all his papers here...
    romantch65 romantch65 56-60, M Jul 11, 2012

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    Paternal Heritage

    My dad was 15 when he left Italy, and travelled on a ship to Australia.  He turned 16 and was not with his family. He arrived here, and stayed with an Australian family, who taught him to speak English. His family arrive some years later. He is and was a hard working man...
    rya rya 46-50 1 Response Sep 13, 2008

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    I Love Being Italian

     My family is from Calabria and Napoli, the more southern part of italy. I am very proud of my heritage and have been raised to incorporate numerous italian traditions, language, and "ways of life" into my everyday American lifestyle. This is actualy extremely difficult to...
    BEXX07 BEXX07 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 4, 2010

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    I am looking for an Italian friend so i can practice Italian and also learn new words :)
    anazi anazi 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    If anyone wanted to learn italian, just send me a message.
    herkeed herkeed 31-35, M Apr 24

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    So there's an app called Duolingo that has Italian lessons, as well as a bunch of other languages, and it's free. you can also go online to the website of your phone doesn't...
    AdrienneMorrisa AdrienneMorrisa 22-25, F Apr 24

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    I like being Italian because we get heated quickly lol
    AMG623 AMG623 18-21, M 1 Response May 6

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    Because I am already fluent in sarcasm
    Countrybae Countrybae 18-21, F Apr 25

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    This was one of the questions in a 100-question survey I started to answer earlier today. I put I think four favorite candies when it asked for all the food I like. I answered only...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F Apr 22

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    I was born in the Anhui Province of China as Huai Jia Shuai. As far as I know, my blood is 100% Chinese. Yes, there's a chance that I may have an interracial biological family but...
    lunarsolar36 lunarsolar36 13-15, T 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I found out that in order to get my psychology degree, I would need to also take a language class. The languages that I have the options of taking are: Spanish, Italian, German...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 11 Responses Apr 28

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    I need help! I'm so confused! I could write a novel about me and this guys but I'll try to keep it short cause what I'm looking for is advice! Yes I know that no one from the...
    tussilagos tussilagos 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I HAVE DONE A LOT OF BAD THINGS TO PEOPLE...... SOME DESERVED IT...SOME DID NOT......JUDGE ME IF YOU WILL...... My whole life has been one disaster after another. I was...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses May 4

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    Steven J Sico is a seasoned and client-focused attorney with more than 17 years of professional experience in handling different kinds of cases. He has a well established law...
    barclaysmith barclaysmith 31-35, M a week ago

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    It is not unique but different, it is not heard often. I can give you a few clues... 1. Its Italian 2. Named after an Italian restaurant 3. Maiden name is derived from Italy...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    1. My name is LisaMarie but people usually call me Lisa. 2. I'm a psychology major - shooting for my PhD and a 4.0 each year. ( Jeez - wish me luck! ) I'm looking into becoming a...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 27

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    Steven J Sico is one of the most widely sought after attorneys based in New Jersey. He is practicing law for more than 18 years, and has gained success in majority of the cases he...
    barclaysmith barclaysmith 31-35, M May 6

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    I've always felt like I was the odd-ball of my family. Here are 10 reasons why .. 1. I'm the only blonde in a family full of brunettes (aside from my great great grandmother...
    KierstenJ671 KierstenJ671 22-25, F 2 Responses May 8

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    Last night before going out for dinner with my brother, his gf and mum for an early Mother's Day dinner a suburb away from where I live at an Italian joint.. The thing about where...
    hospitalrooms hospitalrooms 31-35, F May 10

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    Quite selective too, I tried alot of cuisine from Indian, Chinese, European, mangolian, Japanese, Mexican, Italian, French, turkish, middle eastern and quite honestly for the...
    RestlessFlame RestlessFlame 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Quick Faggioli Faggioli is an Italian bean dish. This makes enough for 4 - 6. 350 F oven 1 1/4 hour total time. 1. can of Italian green beans 2. can of wax beans 3. can of...
    encore1259 encore1259 61-65, M 2 days ago

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    Southern pecan coffee, Italian sweet cream creamer, and a little bit of cinnamon.... Makes anyone's day 1000x better.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 22

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    Is there hope for Australia, that psychotic country? Will the influx of primarily Asian migrants improve it? I doubt it. The Asians I've met there appeared just as stony faced...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 22

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    In my mind I crave for romance. I love to fantsise. I imagine dressing in my little Black Dress and elegant lingerie waiting for my gorgeous guy to pick me up and take me on a date...
    rachhappyville rachhappyville 31-35, F 17 Responses Apr 22

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    There are few films that sit in this category... A Matter Of Life And Death- could watch the camera obscura scene on a loop... Colonel Blimp- created much of what we now call...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 23

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    last night I encountered a bartending ghost or milkman who still has a nice grip on his delivery bottles lol,or maby even an coca-cola sipping bobby soxer? **** IF I KNOW ,all i...
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    An old Italian Mafia Don is dying and he calls for his grandson to approach the bed. "Lissin a me, I wanna for you to taka my chrome-plated .38-caliber revolver so you will always...
    csouls csouls 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 24

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    Hi my name is Tim I'm 30 yrs old I'm Italian and I'm 6'1 tall I'm looking to impregnate a woman to make sure I'm not the last of my lineage If you want more information hmu please...
    ttheonekin83 ttheonekin83 26-30, M Apr 24

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    She's 16. Her names Amber. She has black hair which she dyes green. She has dark olive Italian skin. Her eyes are hazel. She knows the risks I would be taking if I gave myself to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 25

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    I always knew the bulk of my ethnicity was Italian, Irish, and British. However, I was really surprised and excited when my DNA test showed that I'm 2% North African, 3% Western...
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F Apr 25

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    I don't allow people to see the "Me"......they see my face, strong, sharp looks (Greek / Italian/Irish)my eyes spell out sharpness, keep them fine tuned, catching...my words are...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Apr 25

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    I'm italian, I live in Italy, I'm 14, I hate myself, I'm single, I have a dog, I have a sister, I live in Naples,I'm 1.71, I play tennis..and..... Idk...hahahahah ?
    Chantyslife Chantyslife 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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    I roast them, this is the way my wife taught me when she was still alive you can freeze them they are great! Whatever she said is the final word! Cut them into 4rths,an hour and...
    severalanimals severalanimals 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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    As a child I grew up in a household with an alcoholic father, who was very much a dictator in the household, had anger problems, consistently cheated on my mom and would get into...
    CountryPrincess88 CountryPrincess88 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I do love my food, and luckily, I am a fairly competent cook, and quite enjoy cooking. I have no particular diet, but try to enjoy a bit of everything in moderation. My favourite...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 26

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    Ileana Citaristi is an Italian Odissi exponent.She is the first dancer of foreign origin to get the Padmashri.She is a disciple of Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra.She has written her...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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