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Old 11-14-2013, 09:30 AM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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What about people like me, who are mixtures of both-along with Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French, Swiss, and many others (I'm sure)?

Point being-there are many millions of Americans whose ancestries are so diluted and mixed that it's impossible to say for sure where "English" stops and "German" begins.
Yeah i'm not sure how I would answer a survey on my ancestry or whatever. I can claim ancestry from pretty much all of Northern and Western Europe. I guess the only ancestry I still follow any of the traditions of is Swedish, but still...
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:41 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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What about people like me, who are mixtures of both-along with Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French, Swiss, and many others (I'm sure)?

Point being-there are many millions of Americans whose ancestries are so diluted and mixed that it's impossible to say for sure where "English" stops and "German" begins.
And then there's the thing that not all Brits are "pure" British, and not all Germans are "pure" German. The peoples of Europe have been mixing it up for millennia now.
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Shaw.
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There was an article in the NY Times recently about the comeback of (hard) (dry) cider. That was once America's most popular drink, but beer surpassed it (attributed largely to the Germans and their lager-drinking ways).
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:30 AM
 
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Interesting, there is a regional cider-drinking culture in Germany too, in the Frankfurt region (southern part of Hesse), where it's called "Apfelwein" or "Appelwoi" in the local dialect.

AFAIK this has never been transplanted to the US German communities, and is in fact fairly difficult to find even as an import.

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The English/Scots also brewed ale. In fact the first beer brewed here in Dayton was made by someone of I think Scots ancestry (Harries?) and it was an ale.
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:48 AM
 
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This thread is going off course...
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:01 AM
 
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Ok I take your challenge..

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/1249/wcrm.png = American
http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/5460/qjha.png = italian
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/1687/m6rs.png = english
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/6616/0n8l.png = irish
http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/458/pwvs.png = german

The italian stick out as being a bit more tanned and almond/darker eyed, you can tell the southern european morph there.
american stick out more as not being a very defined european looks, the different structure of face of them all.
Irish female face has the typical rough masculine expression
The german face is more warm undertone although light skinned, lighter hair colo than others and overall the prettiest
The english female is a considerably more femenine version of the Irish.
This Traveler person hates Irish people. I always thought that South Americans liked Irish people but I guess I was wrong. Why is this clearly racist person not banned? I've put this bigot on my ignored list.

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Old 11-15-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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This Traveler person hates Irish people. I always thought that South Americans liked Irish people but I guess I was wrong. Why is this clearly racist person not banned? I've put this bigot on my ignored list.
He is particularly annoying.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:41 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Interesting, there is a regional cider-drinking culture in Germany too, in the Frankfurt region (southern part of Hesse), where it's called "Apfelwein" or "Appelwoi" in the local dialect.

AFAIK this has never been transplanted to the US German communities, and is in fact fairly difficult to find even as an import.

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The English/Scots also brewed ale. In fact the first beer brewed here in Dayton was made by someone of I think Scots ancestry (Harries?) and it was an ale.
We have that in America, too. It's called Boone's Farm Apple Wine!
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:04 PM
 
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That doesn't change anything, as multiple ancestry is included in the census.
So? A large number of Americans have (at best) only a vague idea of where their ancestors came from.
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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So? A large number of Americans have (at best) only a vague idea of where their ancestors came from.
Assuming you're right (sounds like it from the threads), I never knew that was true until coming on the forum. It seems like an obvious thing to know to me.
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