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Old 09-19-2018, 07:17 PM
 
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Agree 100%.
I do LOVE Milano though.

The Galleria! Teatro alla Scala, of which the Academy of Music's interior is a replica of.
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Chadds Ford
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You guys are crushing the Italian Americans....Why?
If you consider me saying italians "have a chip on their shoulder (which might be the opposite of pretentious)" as "crushing" them, maybe you have a chip on your shoulder.

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I do LOVE Milano though. The Galleria! Teatro alla Scala, of which the Academy of Music's interior is a replica of.
Milan is the worst. The Duomo and the Galleria are cool, yes, but good Italian cities should provide more than an afternoon's worth of excitement. And oh yeah, the people there are jerks.

If anybody ever finds themself near Milan, visit Lake Como instead. Pop into Milan for a day to see the above sights and Da Vinci's Last Supper, and get the hell out.
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:51 AM
 
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Most people I know of Italian descent in Philly identify as "Americans", and their Italian background is no bid deal. Maybe I just know ones that are fourth, and fifth generation, but I never saw their "Italianess" be an issue. I think people in the Northeast in general can be a bit reserved, or pretentious, but it has nothing due to a chip on their shoulder about being Italian.
totally agree....there are also a lot of other nationalities within the area that you might find the same way. The northeast is known to be a people who are relatively way to busy to socialize at times, and stay within their cliches. So that might be misunderstood by outsiders. But I will say this, in a pinch, if someone needs help Philadelphia people step up to the plate.
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:16 AM
 
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Milan is the worst. The Duomo and the Galleria are cool, yes, but good Italian cities should provide more than an afternoon's worth of excitement. And oh yeah, the people there are jerks.

If anybody ever finds themself near Milan, visit Lake Como instead. Pop into Milan for a day to see the above sights and Da Vinci's Last Supper, and get the hell out.
Milan's survival depends on the fashion "industry". That's part of why they're jerks.
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Old 09-20-2018, 11:55 AM
 
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30 years ago, we all sat on our porches in the summer time, and/or walked down the block and sat and visited each other, and talked....and yeah, my mom always baked a "company cake." If someone moved into the neighborhood, you'd take over a home baked cake, canned goods you made or a pie. LOL
I did that for a younger couple that moved in across the street from us, and LOL, to this day, they call me the crazy lady.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hv0...m9Eh4&index=10

so true
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:24 PM
 
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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You guys are crushing the Italian Americans....Why?
Yes...as an Italian-American I find this topic offensive! Place another group as a target of this ridiculous assertion, and you'd find the ACLU on your doorstep. I guess I'll have to settle for a dead fish instead
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Straddling two worlds
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Yes...as an Italian-American I find this topic offensive! Place another group as a target of this ridiculous assertion, and you'd find the ACLU on your doorstep. I guess I'll have to settle for a dead fish instead
I agree. Not sure what the point of this thread was to begin with.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:35 AM
 
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As the title states.... I'm inquiring about why the Italians in Philadelphia are so pretentious. I moved to Philly back and in March of 2018 from DC, which is pretentious, but in a regard to who graduated from GWU or GTU, West you drive. I consider myself to be a very cosmopolitan person, because I've lived in Guangzhou, Phnom Penh Cambodia, DC, Bmore, and many other area. I find the Italian Americans here to be very off putting, but in a way that I tell them off, because Philly and S Jersey is all that they know. They have never lived anywhere else, because they can't handle change or mommy and daddy foot the bill.

It’s called insecurity. I dealt with pretentious people my whole life. Here is my general experience with such types. The more pretentious they are the less money and more financial trouble they are in. I had applicants show up in S500s, 7 series etc, they look successful. Look at their finances I wouldn’t rent a shoebox to some of them. Sure there is a 3xceotuin to the rule...it’s about 10%
Anyway who cares? Just don’t associate with them. There are plenty of pretentious d-bags where I work. Always ready to tell you how well they are doing, how much money they are making and how great their life is. What’s funny is I really could care less about what they have or act like they have. Most of these people are so insecure they need to tell everyone how great they are doing. And ultimately I still don’t care.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:41 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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The original thread makes no sense, the OP sounds like he/she is not that fluent in English, and I don't know why anyone is spending time answering. I have grown up with Italians my whole life in Philly and they are anything but pretentious.
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