Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Pet Peeve #2

People who say they are another nationality ie. Irish when they're born and raised in America. If you weren't born there then you aren't it. Your ancestors might be but that doesn't make you it too...

Today I feel much better. I have a lot of catching up to do.

10 comments:

Daniello Dello said...

I'm Atlantian don't ya know! Yeah that's pretty dumb. That's almost as bad as telling you random stories about your country/religion/or people you know that obviously would interest you (especially the "factual" ones as far as country and religion are concerned).

Stephanie said...

Thanks a lot! Becuase of you I just spent money I don't have at Old Navy. (what a sale!) I'm glad you're feeling better

Tracy Ngu said...

Gee, I wonder who you are talking about!!

Tam said...

So with you on that one.

If we can claim a nationality based on ancestors. . .I'm gonna be REALLY confused.

Katz said...

i'm totally irish. can't you tell? nevermind that fact that i was born in california. don't deny me my heritage! ;)

CTR2002 said...

It's too late to make an intelligent comment on here... to late in the evening that is. Just letting you know I was here. :)

spyderette said...

i'm swenglelch.
(that's swedish, english, welch for those of you who are just plain "scottish" or "american")

Shannon said...

So what are you supposed to say then when someone says "what are you?"
I say canadian and that doesn't appease anyone.
So then I tell them about how I'm Irish, German, Russian.
Then I challenge them to a drinking contest followed by a UFC match.

Laura said...

'What are you' is different from 'Where are you from'... And if they're asking 'what are you' maybe they mean something else, 'insane' might be a good answer. ;)

Shannon said...

That's how I'm going to answer from now on. Thank you for clarifying the question for me.