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Old 05-19-2015, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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There's a pattern of Italians concentrating in large port cities. Baltimore and New Orleans were the two largest cities in the South for most of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Except Baltimore is no longer Southern. You and Eddie like to pretend it is so have your fun.
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Old 05-19-2015, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Except Baltimore is no longer Southern. You and Eddie like to pretend it is so have your fun.
Who really wants to even claim Baltimore, pit of HELL>
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:45 PM
 
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Except Baltimore is no longer Southern. You and Eddie like to pretend it is so have your fun.
Oh hai, Ball freak.

*sips Arnold Palmer made with sweet tea while eating pit beef* (but that's none of your business)
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:59 PM
 
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Richmond, VA and Charleston, SC both have Italian festivals.
Atlanta actually has an Italian Film Festival.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:56 PM
 
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Andy Pettitte grew up in Louisiana and has a slight southern drawl.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpdR8YoR4_U
Pettitte is from the Baton Rouge area where the accent is different from the New Orleans area. Another difference between the two is that very few black people in the Baton Rouge have Italian sounding last names while black people in New Orleans have last names like Alonzo, Babino, Barabino, Barra, Bruno, Danna, Domino, Girabaldi, Manetta, Montana, Nocentelli, Torregano, Vilavaso etc..
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:01 PM
 
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Pettitte is from the Baton Rouge area where the accent is different from the New Orleans area. Another difference between the two is that very few black people in the Baton Rouge have Italian sounding last names while black people in New Orleans have last names like Alonzo, Babino, Barabino, Barra, Bruno, Danna, Domino, Girabaldi, Manetta, Montana, Nocentelli, Torregano, Vilavaso etc..
Black people have Italian sounding names? Why is that?
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:10 PM
 
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Black people have Italian sounding names? Why is that?
Does he mean FIRST names? Or last names? Did the Blacks mix with Italians or what?
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:21 PM
 
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Does he mean FIRST names? Or last names? Did the Blacks mix with Italians or what?
He said last names. If there wasn't mixing involved (my first thought btw - but in that case they would be both black and white/Italian, not just black, which should have been pointed out IMO), I guess they just adopted Italian names? Odd. I've never heard of this. Blacks around my area have Hispanic names sometimes, and Hispanic/Spanish and Italian names can sound very similar and in some cases be the same but I doubt that's the same situation as here.
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:02 PM
 
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Does he mean FIRST names? Or last names? Did the Blacks mix with Italians or what?
Yeah, that's last names of black families in the New Orleans area that I know of. The explanation points to quite a few Italian males having a similar taste as " C " from " A Bronx Tale " way back when in the New Orleans area which was also where Italians were treated just as worst black people. In 1891, 11 Italians were lynched in New Orleans

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Old 05-19-2015, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Boston 23.4%
Hartford 20.1%
Philadelphia 16.3%
New York 16.2%
San Francisco 9.7%
Washington 8.0%
Chicago 7.2%
Detroit 7.2%
Miami 6.0%
Los Angeles 4.4%
Atlanta 2.6%
Dallas 2.3%
Houston 2.2%
For a so-called "Southern" city, DC does have a pretty good sized Italian/Italian American presence. And I did say a stat a month or two ago saying it has more Italians than Baltimore, ironic considering that DC's Italian 'hoods no longer exist while Bmore still has Little Italy (not overwhelmingly touristy as the one in Manhattan and much more quaint and authentic).
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