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Old 01-14-2009, 08:25 AM
Status: "I cannot wait for the heat to break..." (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Italian kids!


American kids: Move out when they're 18 with the full
support of their parents.

Italian kids: Move out when they're 28, having saved enough money for a house, and are two weeks away from getting married....unless
there's room in the basement for the newlyweds.


American kids: When their Mom visits them, she brings a Bundt cake, and you sip coffee and chat.

Italian kids: When their Mom visits them, she brings 3 days worth of food, begins to tidy up, dust, do the laundry, and rearrange the furniture.


American kids:Their dads always call before they come over to visit them, and it's usually only on special occasions.

Italian kids:Are not at all fazed when their dads show up, unannounced, on a Saturday morning at 8:00, and starts pruning the fruit trees. If there are no fruit trees, he'll plant some.


American kids:Always pay retail, and look in the Yellow Pages when they need to have something done.

Italian kids:Call their dad or uncle, and ask for another dad's or uncle's phone number to get it done...cash deal. Know what I mean??


American kids:Will come over for cake and coffee, and get only cake and coffee. No more.

Italian kids:Will come over for cake and coffee, and get antipasto, wine, a pasta dish, a choice of two meats, salad, bread, a cannoli, fruit, espresso, and a few after dinner drinks.


American kids:Will greet you with 'Hello' or 'Hi'.
Italian kids:Will give you a big hug, a kiss on your cheek, and a pat on your back.


American kids:Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.

Italian kids:Call your parents Mom and Dad.


American kids:Have never seen you cry.
Italian kids:Cry with you.


American kids:Borrow your stuff for a few days and then return it.
Italian kids:Keep your stuff so long, they forget it's yours.


American kids:Will eat at your dinner table and leave.

Italian kids
:Will spend hours there, talking, laughing, and just being together.


American kids:Know few things about you.
Italian kids:Could write a book with direct quotes from you.


American kids:Eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on soft mushy white bread.
Italian kids:Eat Genoa Salami and Provolone sandwiches on crusty Italian bread.

American kids:Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
Italian kids:Will kick the whole crowd who left you behind.


American kids:Are for a while.
Italian kids:Are for life.

American kids:Like Rod Stewart and Steve Tyrell.
Italian kids:Worship Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra

American kids:Think that being Italian is cool.
Italian kids:Know that being Italian is cool.


American kids:Will ignore this.
Italian kids:Will forward it.



I'm an Italian kid and I did.

Last edited by ylisa7; 01-14-2009 at 08:30 AM.. Reason: bold type
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:35 AM
 
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Lisa
you need to put this in the relationship thread where they are bashing Italian women!

i love this listr btw--cause its all true
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Younglisa, another great list. LOL...Keep it up.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:47 PM
 
Location: in area code 919 & from 716
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Originally Posted by younglisa7 View Post
Italian kids!


American kids: Move out when they're 18 with the full
support of their parents.

Italian kids: Move out when they're 28, having saved enough money for a house, and are two weeks away from getting married....unless
there's room in the basement for the newlyweds.


American kids: When their Mom visits them, she brings a Bundt cake, and you sip coffee and chat.

Italian kids: When their Mom visits them, she brings 3 days worth of food, begins to tidy up, dust, do the laundry, and rearrange the furniture.


American kids:Their dads always call before they come over to visit them, and it's usually only on special occasions.

Italian kids:Are not at all fazed when their dads show up, unannounced, on a Saturday morning at 8:00, and starts pruning the fruit trees. If there are no fruit trees, he'll plant some.


American kids:Always pay retail, and look in the Yellow Pages when they need to have something done.

Italian kids:Call their dad or uncle, and ask for another dad's or uncle's phone number to get it done...cash deal. Know what I mean??


American kids:Will come over for cake and coffee, and get only cake and coffee. No more.

Italian kids:Will come over for cake and coffee, and get antipasto, wine, a pasta dish, a choice of two meats, salad, bread, a cannoli, fruit, espresso, and a few after dinner drinks.


American kids:Will greet you with 'Hello' or 'Hi'.
Italian kids:Will give you a big hug, a kiss on your cheek, and a pat on your back.


American kids:Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.

Italian kids:Call your parents Mom and Dad.


American kids:Have never seen you cry.
Italian kids:Cry with you.


American kids:Borrow your stuff for a few days and then return it.
Italian kids:Keep your stuff so long, they forget it's yours.


American kids:Will eat at your dinner table and leave.

Italian kids
:Will spend hours there, talking, laughing, and just being together.


American kids:Know few things about you.
Italian kids:Could write a book with direct quotes from you.


American kids:Eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on soft mushy white bread.
Italian kids:Eat Genoa Salami and Provolone sandwiches on crusty Italian bread.

American kids:Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
Italian kids:Will kick the whole crowd who left you behind.


American kids:Are for a while.
Italian kids:Are for life.

American kids:Like Rod Stewart and Steve Tyrell.
Italian kids:Worship Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra

American kids:Think that being Italian is cool.
Italian kids:Know that being Italian is cool.


American kids:Will ignore this.
Italian kids:Will forward it.



I'm an Italian kid and I did.
gotta pop this back to life ...
Good list ...

this is what my uncle did to my cousin:
Quote:
Italian kids:Are not at all fazed when their dads show up, unannounced, on a Saturday morning at 8:00, and starts pruning the fruit trees. If there are no fruit trees, he'll plant some.
lot of times ...

Quote:
American kids:Will come over for cake and coffee, and get only cake and coffee. No more.

Italian kids:Will come over for cake and coffee, and get antipasto, wine, a pasta dish, a choice of two meats, salad, bread, a cannoli, fruit, espresso, and a few after dinner drinks.
more on the mark than many really know!

ONE MORE:
American kids:Raised to idly chat at the dinner table.
Italian kids:Raised to have a passionate conversation at the dinner table.
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:11 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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We must all be part Italian!
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: in area code 919 & from 716
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personally speaking ...
I am part Italian with Italian last name
of my name I am OLDEST living blood in USA
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:06 PM
Status: "Now it won't stop raining!" (set 1 day ago)
 
Location: "Arlen" Texas
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Hooray for stereotypes!
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:26 AM
 
Location: near Turin (Italy)
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AHAHAH! that's too funny! the only thing that i would correct it's that (at least in Italy) we don't call our parents mum and dad, but mamma and pap.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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No one told me I was Italian.
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