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I Am Italian (sicilian)

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    Big Shoes

    When you come from an Italian or Sicilian family abd marry a girl who comes from and English one its difficult. No passion!!!!!! Please help!
    goodfella999z goodfella999z 41-45, M Aug 5, 2013

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    Italian American

    I am 2nd generation Italian American. My dad 1st gen. Sicilian and mom 3rd gen. Bolognese. It sucks that I can't read or speak Italian. I want to now but was never interested before.
    DagoWop DagoWop 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 7, 2012

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    Proud Of My Heritage

    I am 50% Italian and it I embrace my heritage
    CountryBaby22 CountryBaby22 22-25, F 1 Response May 17, 2013

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    My father was half Italian

    and half Greek...... he was not an easy man....we had a pretty hard life with him. He spoke both the languages, (his Father was Italian and his Mother was Greek) but yet no one taught us how to speak it really.
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Jul 15

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    Come From Long Line Of Sicilian Family......

    My Father's side of the family is Sicilian. Very old school. My Fathers and all four of my Uncles are a tough bunch. Hard, strict, emotionaless. They raised all ten of us kids to be hard, tough, no room for weakness. Along with that Sicilian, my Father showed me what part he...
    DarkThornedLilyRose43 DarkThornedLilyRose43 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2013

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    Friends Vs. Italian Friends

    FRIENDS: Never ask for food. ITALIAN FRIENDS: Always bring the food. FRIENDS: Will say "hello." ITALIAN FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss. FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs. ITALIAN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mom and Dad. FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry...
    cheleshere cheleshere 66-70, F 5 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    Terroni Americana - Gramsci Test Case...m. Amari (scholar, Revolutionary, Statesman) Vs. A. Manzoni (novelist)

    Ho trovato questo articolo. http://www.i-italy.org/bloggers/16728/terroni-americana-gramsci-test-case-m-amari-scholar-revolutionary-statesman-vs-manzon Just thought I'd share it.
    SicilianuAmericanu SicilianuAmericanu 18-21, M Jan 24, 2012

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    Sicilian

    My grandfather came here from Sicily and I believe spent some time on Ellis Island. I was adopted by people who were not italian, so I have tried to make up for loss time.  I have learned a little about different wines and foods and I am always open to suggestions.
    Porters Porters 56-60, M 3 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    I Love Being Italian

    I am Italian and Sicilian all together and at once. From Portopalo but grew up from aged nine lived in Giarratana.
    SicilyIsMyIdeaOfHeaven SicilyIsMyIdeaOfHeaven 31-35, F 1 Response May 5, 2013

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    I Love Italian Food!

    I am a second generation Italian/American. I love reading and studying everything about my family's country and its history. I love Italian food, cooking Italian food. I also love finding and preparing new Italian food recipes. There's nothing better than Italian food and great...
    JojoWazoo JojoWazoo 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    My friend and I got into a debate about Sicily

    becoming its on country and leaving Italy. I say no, for a lot of reasons and he says yes. What do you think?
    alecardarelli alecardarelli 13-15, M 1 Response May 29

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    Pasta People

    I usally do not have a ethnic flavor of personality, my best friends male or female are not Italian and no one has been in the mob. In Italy it's different, they have a passion for life, specially the women, who are beautiful and they agree! In Rome I was picked up at a piano bar...
    louisprofeta50 louisprofeta50 61-65, M Jan 3, 2012

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    I Am Sicilian

    I am Sicilian and proud of my heritage my family came over from Sicily in 1910my family started a business in New York City that business is still running today I am so proud to be a Sicilian
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 29, 2013

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    Sicilian summed up: 1.

    Family oriented. 2. Stubborn 3. Hot-tempered.
    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331 18-21, F 2 Responses May 29

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    I am Italian. And I love being Italian.

    I love using my hands when I talk!(:
    LyricalLifee LyricalLifee 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Italian, Lost In New York

    I am an Italian gal, father dead.
    RondaLeeRomaine RondaLeeRomaine 46-50, F 1 Response May 4, 2013

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    My Sicilian Heritage

    My great-grandfather came from Sicily on a tramp steamer around 1900. I don't really know that much about him, but I am proud of my Sicilian heritage, and I want to learn more about myΒ ancestors and about Sicily. I do know that I had a distant relative who was fairly high up in...
    ilovenxstage ilovenxstage 26-30, M Sep 1, 2011

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    Proud of My Heritage

    I am very proud of my Italian roots.  My family came to America through Ellis Island in the early 1900 and worked very hard to learn English and to make a life for me and my cousins. I am very proud that my family was able to come here and make the best of times.  My...
    agilber5 agilber5 36-40, F 1 Response May 3, 2009

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    They Always Called Me the Lil Italian Girl

      I may only have a Quarter In Me, But yes It sure shows, My Grandfather Came from Sicily as a stowaway They Said to avoid the war I Guess He sailed to Pennsylvania There He met My Grandmother a Welsh Gal with Long Fiery Red Hair They fell in love instantly and where...
    fireeyes fireeyes 41-45, F Dec 30, 2008

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    Yep, one-half Italian.

    (I think the other half is German, Scottish and Irish.)
    justme5079 justme5079 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Adopted

    Since watching Commisario Montelbano on T.V. and reading Andrea Camillari's novels, I have started learning Italian and some of my children have settled there for good.
    Fliss2 Fliss2 66-70, F Sep 13, 2012

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    A Man Full Of Life

    Io sono un uomo, e mi piace la donna. Questo fa di me una persona cattiva? No, fa di me un uomo respirazione vivente!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 10, 2012

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    100% Italian

    My grandparent were form Palermo Sicily (father) and (mother) Reggio Di Clabria.Proud to be Italian.
    aflight1951 aflight1951 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 19, 2012

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    Proud to Be Italian

    I was adopted as a baby and my Dad who raised me is 100% Italian . I always loved being Italian ... the people , the food , the culture! I found my birthmom and she told me that yes my birthfather was Italian also . He had been in the USA for 7 yrs before they met. I never have...
    groovygranny61 groovygranny61 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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    Rep.

    If its whats in you, you declare it loud and proud
    sscarminach sscarminach 16-18, F Dec 8, 2007

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    The Short History

    Dad was French/German, Mom was pure Sicilian...My last name is French and means " Boat " yet I look like 100% italian.
    bobbo61 bobbo61 51-55, M Aug 17, 2013

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    Love Being 1/2 Sicilian

    I love that I am a mix breed. My mother is German 100% and my father Italian 100%...I am 50/50 and don't mind it a bit.I have alot of guys tell me that Italian women are hot....so I always tease and say oh yeah....well what the heck happened to me...LOL...I do know that at...
    cmojlo cmojlo 41-45, F 6 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    Hi Im Italian Too!

    Anyone wanting to be my friend can message me and we can talk a bit :)
    melinda93 melinda93 18-21 1 Response Aug 15, 2012

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    SICILIAN Flag Day 3rd April 2009

      IN OCCASIONE DELL’ADOZIONE DELLA NOSTRA BANDIERE 3 APRILE 1282   FACCIAMO FESTA IL 3 APRILE 2009   PER L’OCCASIONE E PER SEMPRE PROPONGO   CHE LA NOSTRA BANDIERA VENGA ESPOSTA IN TUTTI LUOGHI PUBLICI   CITTADINI METTONO UNA...
    francoSI francoSI 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 15, 2009

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    I Don't Know Anything Else

    I am first generation Italian-American and as such it is blatantly clear to me many people have no idea what their heritage is let alone WHERE and WHAT their family stands for in terms of h-i-s-t-o-r-y! I am very proud to have been born in the United States. Both my parents are...
    DFM13 DFM13 36-40, F 13 Responses Aug 31, 2011

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    My nonna is from Sicily (which is a region of

    Italy, thank you to whoever said it wasn't) and she's given me three things. A love for food and cooking, a habit of talking with my hands and an appreciation of wine and family. I love my nonna and I love Italy. She will always have a special place in my heart, and I hope we...
    purrfectrosie purrfectrosie 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    Why is Sicilian in parenthesis?

    Italian and Sicilian are not the same thing.
    kaylinrae kaylinrae 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    Young Heritage

    My grandmother was Sicilian. She passed away in January. I took a trip to Sicily & Rome last week. I'm just glad she went back to her country, in heart, with me. Can't wait to place Vatican blessed rosary beads on her grave.
    LeannaRose37 LeannaRose37 18-21, F Feb 28, 2013

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    The 1920's Dream

    Back in the 1920's, it was the **** to be an Italian, even better to be a Sicilian. You could gain entry to the most exclusive club back then, La Cosa Nostra. It was the dream back then. A made man was the **** no matter where he went. He was respected by all and was usually rich...
    sonoflopez sonoflopez 13-15, M May 27, 2012

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    Sicilian Glory

    I am 50 percent Sicilian, 25 percent French and 25 percent Irish. But I look 100 percent Italian. It's great being Italian, my dream would be to go to Italy and see the wonders of it all. Italian food is the best in my opinion, with the pasta and the bread. It's truely Divine...
    revolution77 revolution77 18-21, M Feb 21, 2011

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    Well I'm Proud To Be An Sicilian-American!

    I am proud of all my different heritages but am more vocal about only one of them, my Italian (Sicilian) heritage. This branch of my family tree is the newest branch to come to America. From that branch, I am only a third generation American even though other branches have been...
    rtamason rtamason 46-50, M Sep 30, 2011

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    Proud of It.

    My Dad's parents Both are Full Blooded Italians. And My Mom's Mom Was. We Come From A Long Line of them and I proud of it. The Food is amazing, The Family Ties are wonderful. The one thing you will Know about Us Is We are Family Oriented. It's The way we Are.. If you **** with...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F Aug 2, 2008

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    Half Sicilian

    being 100% is the greatest lets just face it italian are the best and will always be number 1 our food our country women family and the ****** mob!!!!!!! PROUD TO BE ITALIAN
    italianbandito italianbandito 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 8, 2008

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    Ti Amo!!

    Both of my parents were Sicilian and born in the USA...Their parents came from Alcamo - Provincia Di Tropani...When my parents were little, all they spoke was Sicilian...Once they went to school they began speaking english...When I was little I spoke Sicilian at home...I don't...
    allycast54 allycast54 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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    1/4 Sicilian But 100% In the Heart!

    My Great Grandpa DiGiovanna came over from Sambuca di Sicilia when he was a teenage boy.  He married a full-blooded Italian woman, Josephine Conde.  They had Anna, my grandmother who did not marry Italian.  I love the culture, the food, the people...
    bellaragazza72 bellaragazza72 36 1 Response Aug 27, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I am Italian and I love Italian food. Can't wait to get my own kitchen, in my own house, so that I can cook some delicious Italian meals.
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Half Mexican, quarter italian, quarter Swedish. Grew up in California. Lived with mostly my italian family, part time with my Mexican family. Grew up with a diet of pasta and carne...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F Jul 6

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    Yeah, my dad's side of the family has a tendency to go ballistic with rage. The things they will do are hilarious though, especially when they're drunk. My mom's side is only half...
    SabrinaB27 SabrinaB27 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Well, my original motivation is pretty lame but my desire is pure and true. When I was about eight I got the Lizzie McGuire movie. It was an odd choice since I never watched the...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 5

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    Italian food in my opinion is the best type of food!
    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Half italian but I live up to the stereotype. A boy pissed me off and I had food tech that day so I beat him up with a bag of jumbo oats. You have not seen me angry until you...
    ledarkknightess ledarkknightess 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I will order everything! My favorite kind of food is Italian.
    Littlemonster77777 Littlemonster77777 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Last night I met an angel. It wasn't your stereotypical angel perhaps it was a genie (hell I dunno) Anyway this angel/ genie person was the waitress who put in front of me the...
    Calum55 Calum55 18-21, M Jul 16

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    Driving to ices 😘😘😘😘😘😘
    suzysleevereinvented suzysleevereinvented 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Been craving Olive Garden <3
    zbabyy7 zbabyy7 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Cuz she's a best women ever 😍
    Munchy74 Munchy74 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Seriously? Are you guys ******* kidding me
    rehn65 rehn65 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago