The Best Western European Culture

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Which is tops?

  • French

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • German

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • Italian

    Votes: 3 23.1%
  • Spanish

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Swiss

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • Dutch

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • Irish

    Votes: 3 23.1%
  • British

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • Belgian

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Czech

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    13

Desdichado

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It's interesting to me how three vocal respondents claim one solid ethnicity. As your average white American, my heritage can be summarized with a map of Europe.

Granted, there's a higher concentration of British, French, and German. Normans on the British and German side too because they were not very friendly neighbors hahaha.


if you look up romanian in dictionary... it's 100% me, in all my happy joyful silliness😉😀😁
 

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#83
It's a legitimate spelling if you pair it with "style'n"
lol was trying to write that too, hey I'm multi tasking making pancakes... who wantz some, I take request off regular menu too! 🙂
 

Desdichado

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#84
Dang. Italy has surged to the lead with three votes.

I admire Italy, but...


La garde meurt mais ne se rend pas!

Vive la France!
 

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#85
both and all are
great food, culture, personality, looks, music, traditions and so on😎
 
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#86
Dutch

I like Dutch hydro-engineering (polders and such..) and Dutch history. Didja know van Buren was the first American prez for whom English wasn't a first language?

I'm biased of course as me folks emigrated from the Netherlands.
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Desdichado

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#87
None of this kumbaya, "we are the world, we are the children", Michael Jackson-John Lennon nonsense.

In the end, there can be only one!

both and all are
great food, culture, personality, looks, music, traditions and so on😎
 

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#88
None of this kumbaya, "we are the world, we are the children", Michael Jackson-John Lennon nonsense.

In the end, there can be only one!
Jesus Christ😁
 

Desdichado

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#89
I too am a great admirer of the Dutch.

No country produced their level of art.

Their 19th century philosophical contributions are greatly underrated.

The Portuguese broke barriers of exploration, but the Dutch juiced the fruits of that exploration more than any other nation...until the famous merger of 1688.

You referenced van Buren. New York State and Michigan both have a unique culture thanks to the Dutch. I would argue some of the best things about New York rest on Dutch foundations.

Dutch

I like Dutch hydro-engineering (polders and such..) and Dutch history. Didja know van Buren was the first American prez for whom English wasn't a first language?

I'm biased of course as me folks emigrated from the Netherlands.
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Desdichado

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#92
I really should have separated English and Scottish.
 

Lynx

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#93
I am not changing my vote to either of those two teams. Swiss (chocolate) will always have my heart.
 

PC123

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#94
PC123: Man, talk about making your point with a sledgehammer...
AHAHAHA yea all in good fun... :)
U know iv got heaps more and could go on and on and on and on...;)
But even a running joke does get old...
But just know that Greta is in my arsenal and i will use her if provoked... Hahaha...:LOL:
 

PC123

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#95
No, I picked this name up from English literature. The book Ivanhoe. I wish I hadn't- it's given the Spanish speakers on here some confusion as well.

I'm trying to impress a Brazilian au pair who lives a couple hours from me. So, yes, I'm trying to learn some Portuguese.
My immediate reaction was that it was one of our surnames, most of them are recognizable as being strictly from our language.
But when i looked closer i saw that it might be Spanish or Italian so im surprised to lean its from an English book
 
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#96
No, I picked this name up from English literature. The book Ivanhoe. I wish I hadn't- it's given the Spanish speakers on here some confusion as well.

I'm trying to impress a Brazilian au pair who lives a couple hours from me. So, yes, I'm trying to learn some Portuguese.
Ivanhoe is a town ..... somewhere.
 

PC123

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*Gasps*

how dare you... ahh just took your move 😛
if you look up romanian in dictionary... it's 100% me, in all my happy joyful silliness😉😀😁

ur correct most with a u, as majority of my cousins and I like fresstyling cuz I'm profulin!!!
Are u built like a brick? Iv only met one Romanian, his good mate and his got a body that every guy would love to have... hehe

Freestyling??? As in hip hop freestyle, BMX freestyle, skating, freestyle? There are many forms of freestyle... LoL...

If your talking hip hop then our Romance languages are perfect as most words end with O and A...

Last time i looked at the Romanian football team there was only one or two with a surname that didn't end in u...
Petrescu, Radu, Mutu, Demitrescu, Popescu... My mates name doesn't end with a u either
 

PC123

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I admire Italy, but...

La garde meurt mais ne se rend pas!
Without using google translate i think your saying that Italy has done more killing than peace...
Italy was only formed in 1861 and founded in 1946 so...
Maybe you could of made an umbrella group there; Italy, Pre-Italian monarchies and the Holy Roman Empire (aka the vatican)

They all have a history full of blood and war...

I think i will have to give my vote to Britain then...