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« on: June 20, 2007, 05:59:30 PM »
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keelee

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Re: Italian Americans
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007, 07:48:19 PM »
Haha...no. You can get away with calling Brazilian American Hispanic/Latino, and possibly Portuguese American. But Italian American? lol.

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Re: Italian Americans
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2007, 08:08:27 PM »
Damn the man for keeping the Italian-Americans down!

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Re: Italian Americans
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007, 08:30:56 AM »
Well to be honest, there is no such thing as a latino because it would mean a latin speaking culture and since latin is dead, there is no latin speaking culture.
But modernly hispanics have taken over the word because of latin america- although I would never call them latin, I would never imagine calling an Italian latino-- but you may look like it.

Re: Italian Americans
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2007, 09:05:26 AM »
Well to be honest, there is no such thing as a latino because it would mean a latin speaking culture and since latin is dead, there is no latin speaking culture.
But modernly hispanics have taken over the word because of latin america- although I would never call them latin, I would never imagine calling an Italian latino-- but you may look like it.

A lot of Italians in Italy call themselves latino. I lived over there for a little while and my roomates and their friends would always tell american girls that they wanted to be their latin lovers. Whenever I tried to explain to them that we generally use the word to refer to latin americans they would either get offended or just look at me like I was an idiot.


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Re: Italian Americans
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2007, 02:32:50 PM »
Well to be honest, there is no such thing as a latino because it would mean a latin speaking culture and since latin is dead, there is no latin speaking culture.
But modernly hispanics have taken over the word because of latin america- although I would never call them latin, I would never imagine calling an Italian latino-- but you may look like it.

A lot of Italians in Italy call themselves latino. I lived over there for a little while and my roomates and their friends would always tell american girls that they wanted to be their latin lovers. Whenever I tried to explain to them that we generally use the word to refer to latin americans they would either get offended or just look at me like I was an idiot.



Well, in a sense anyone who speaks a romance language is a Latino...

But not really...