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post #16 of 101
Lots of Irish (counties Leitrim and Sligo), some Scottish and a big ole mess of German.
post #17 of 101
My mother's parents were both born in Ireland; grandpa is from Rathkeal, Limerick and grandma is from around Lurgan, Antrim. Due to some "insubordination" from my great-great grandfather (directed at the British Army), my grandmother's family was forced to flee to Scotland. It's a funny story, actually...he was a train conductor, and one day was assigned to transport a company of British regulars from the Midlands to somewhere in Sligo. After a hurried conversation with the other employees, they decided to waylay the Brits. Somehow, he convinced the Officer Commanding that their destination was "just over that hill" when he dropped them off. Well, he stopped at a rural station and directed the soldiers towards naught but a swath of bogland. He gathered his immediate family and left for Scotland about a day later, and apparently the police were searching for him after he departed. Obviously it was safe to return a generation later, and my grandmother was raised in Edinburgh and Ireland. After her education at the University of Edinburgh, she left for the U.S. My dad's side is more mixed. His grandmother was 100& Irish, his grandfather 100% Polish. Through some research, I've learned that the Polish folks were actually transplanted Lithuanians. My dad's mother on that side has a very mixed heritage: French, some Dutch, something else as well IIRC. One thing I do know: If my great-great grandparents hadn't changed their name from "Pavlovski" to a shortened version, I'd be getting a lot of dog jokes.
post #18 of 101
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my ancestry is pure 100% Korean

For some reason, I've alway been jealous of the unmixed.
post #19 of 101
Jewish

50% Ashkenazic Jewish, German Polish on my Fathers side

50% Sephardic Jewish, Mediterranean, on my Mothers side.

My Great Grandparents on my Fathers side lived in Germany and Romania.

My Great Grandparents on my Mothers side lived in Greece and Turkey.

All 4 of my Grandparents came to the US via Ellis Island.
post #20 of 101
I'm about 40% Irish, 25% Italian, 25% Dutch, and the rest Scots-Irish and Norwegian. My grandpa did the research, but I didn't really care much. I got to write off one side of my family entirely at 18, so I don't figure knowing my whole genome is ever going to happen or matter to me. Luckily, my replacement step-family (pretty much 100% German) is cool.
post #21 of 101
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For some reason, I've alway been jealous of the unmixed.

Eh.....most Koreans are a mixture of Japanese and Chinese. If you go back far enough, everyone's mixed.
post #22 of 101
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For some reason, I've alway been jealous of the unmixed.

How come? Personally, I'm happy to be Russian Jewish, Irish, Welsh and Native American on my fr's side, and Filipino (Malay, Spanish, Chinese, Mongolian, and Italian) on my mom's. You're equally at home... and not at home... almost everywhere (the latter of which may get at what you mean).

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Eh.....most Koreans are a mixture of Japanese and Chinese. If you go back far enough, everyone's mixed.

Interesting. I agree w/ the thought that if you go back far enough, everyone's an immigrant. This is a good, related thought.
post #23 of 101
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How come?

No real rational reason honestly. Just an automatic emotion.
post #24 of 101
I'm proud British on my father's side, and Irish on my mother's. Go UK.

JB
post #25 of 101
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I have a uncle who's half Chinaman...

Why does that term always strike me as a racial epitaph?

I am genetically northern European mutt. Typical genetic mix of Scandinavian, Celt, Pict, Angle, Saxon, et al blood from the British Isles.
post #26 of 101
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Why does that term always strike me as a racial epitaph? I am genetically northern European mutt. Typical genetic mix of Scandinavian, Celt, Pict, Angle, Saxon, et al blood from the British Isles.
They make racial epitaphs nowadays?
post #27 of 101
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Why does that term always strike me as a racial epitaph?
It might be, I was more saying it "Jamaican" than in the way we'd say here, mon instead of man. Jamaicans still call Indians and light skinned Blacks coolies, offensive anywhere else, but it is a highly desirable look and quite complimentary there, as they are color struck in the extreme.
post #28 of 101
Half 'n' Half: Finnish + Italian But here, almost everyone thinks I'm French. And I don't even own a beret.
post #29 of 101
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They make racial epitaphs nowadays?





Okay, egregious spelling error noted. Racial epithet...ya Mc!
post #30 of 101
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It might be, I was more saying it "Jamaican" than in the way we'd say here, mon instead of man. Jamaicans still call Indians and light skinned Blacks coolies, offensive anywhere else, but it is a highly desirable look and quite complimentary there, as they are color struck in the extreme.

Are you Jamaican? I always thought you were from Philly or Harlem, as you speak of them often. If so, as a US native, you knew how the term would be viewed in the US, so I guess I am confused. If I were to use the N-word as say, rappers use it, would that be okay?
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