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  •  Something tells me... (2+ / 0-)
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    ...that if I was waving the Italian flag nobody would care. It's my heritage but it doesn't push any Xenophobic buttons. This century.

    *IMPEACH!* But First: Censure!

    by MichaelPH on Mon Apr 03, 2006 at 02:30:56 PM PDT

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    •  'When Johnny goes over the top... (0+ / 0-)

      keep your eye on that [little brown?] WOP

      You mean like that?  Yeah, WW I was almost 100 years ago.

      •  Yep... (0+ / 0-) high school friends teased me with the "wop" thing...
        Italians--even worse--Sicilians, we were last century's Hispanics, cause, see we're all lazy and troublemakers who just wanna have babies... /stereotypes

        *IMPEACH!* But First: Censure!

        by MichaelPH on Mon Apr 03, 2006 at 02:37:33 PM PDT

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      •  Um, the term 'wop' came about because it (0+ / 0-)

        was short for "With Out Papers", which most of the Italian immigrants didn't have when they arrived at Ellis Island. They just got on a boat and came on over.  Apparently, the Italian bureaucracy was not as efficient then as it is now..ok, you guys, stop laughing, it is much better these days!!..and most of the immigrants came away with no papers of any kind, health certificates, etc. So any immigrant that entered the country without papers had WOP chalked on their coat. Then they were processed and officially arrived if they passed the quarantine and health check.

        What happens when Bush takes Viagra? he gets taller. Robin Williams

        by Demfem on Mon Apr 03, 2006 at 04:29:27 PM PDT

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    •  Well, I'll tell ya right now (0+ / 0-)

      One day when (God-willing)I move to Italy and live out my senior years (if I get to have any), I sure as hell aint bringing my American flag with me. But that's only because I am not jingoistic or nationalistic even though I'm Italian and Irish.   The only flag I like is the one that reads "PACE!" which are abundant in Italy, btw. Have only seen a few here outside the beltway.


      "For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted"

      by donailin on Mon Apr 03, 2006 at 03:34:16 PM PDT

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