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Old 06-05-2012, 04:51 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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I would probably say Danes and Norwegians look the most similar, I think the Dutch kinda have a unique look going on and Germans look pretty different from the people of the Isles. Genetic charts show that Danes and Norwegians fall somewhere in between Celtic and English people and Swedes.

Also the fairer looking Spanish and Portuguese people definitely resemble the Welsh quite a bit. And would you say due to the Roman occupation, some Britons look somewhat Italian especially in the south, I have seen quite a few Brits with 'Roman' noses. Though I've heard the occupation had very little genetic imprint, it's kinda hard to imagine it having none whatsoever.

 
Old 06-05-2012, 05:30 PM
 
Location: England.
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Who cares?

I'm guessing the OP is from the USA.

We really don't obsess about such things here.

Sorry to disappoint.
 
Old 06-05-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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Who cares?

I'm guessing the OP is from the USA.

We really don't obsess about such things here.

Sorry to disappoint.
Why even answer this thread then, just to feel self-righteous?
 
Old 06-05-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: England.
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Why start a thread if you don't want to hear the replies?

I lived in the USA and got used to the whole different European background thing.

We are really not interested in the genetic difference between a Dane, a Spaniard, and a Norwegian.

Just admit you got it wrong and move on.
 
Old 06-05-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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Why start a thread if you don't want to hear the replies?

I lived in the USA and got used to the whole different European background thing.

We are really not interested in the genetic difference between a Dane, a Spaniard, and a Norwegian.

Just admit you got it wrong and move on.
Can you speak for 60 million people?
 
Old 06-05-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: England.
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I speak for myself. Who do you speak for?

Seriously, my neighbours include English, Welsh, Scots, Latvians, Poles, Germans, Indians, Pakistanis and probably several ethnicities I have no knowledge of whatsoever. We really don't get hung up over Roman noses and skin tones of Europe.

We do whinge about people who come here and don't work, but that is a whole other discussion.
 
Old 06-05-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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I speak for myself. Who do you speak for?

Seriously, my neighbours include English, Welsh, Scots, Latvians, Poles, Germans, Indians, Pakistanis and probably several ethnicities I have no knowledge of whatsoever. We really don't get hung up over Roman noses and skin tones of Europe.

We do whinge about people who come here and don't work, but that is a whole other discussion.
Well, I am sorry I offended you.
 
Old 06-06-2012, 04:56 AM
 
Location: PA
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Well, after dozens of threads on race alone on this forum, I think people are tired of them. It's always mostly English speakers starting them, and they are the countries most hung up about race, go figure
 
Old 06-06-2012, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Who cares?

I'm guessing the OP is from the USA.

We really don't obsess about such things here.

Sorry to disappoint.
^^^ This. Virtually nobody cares in this country. All the race threads on this forum bore me to death.
 
Old 06-06-2012, 06:01 AM
 
Location: The cupboard under the sink
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Considering the UK is an extremely diverse, multicultural country, we can be said to resemble pretty much any other ethnicity you care to choose.

Oh, and Hengist is right, in the UK, nobody really cares. Race or ethnicity are things which are rarely discussed, if ever.
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