You know funny you mention it. From a very early age, my grandpa and uncles taught me how to be a pizzaiolo, so that’s a good one. Always good to have nice sense of humor too! 👍🏻
Great list. Few questions notes:- Which mobster are you related to?- The MPB and the maternal grandmother theory was debunked. It has to do with your entire genomic mix. (Hope you won’t go bald though and same for myself) - Everything else you mentioned I a true and we definitely aren’t stupid.
A guy you've never heard of, My Great-Grandfather fled sicily because he killed the wrong guy, some of his sons, my great uncles got involved with the Winter Hill Gang in Charlestown including one being gunned down in a bar. My Grandfather was an exception cutting ties with his entire family when he turned 18 because he didn't want to live like that, its telling he outlived some of his brothers despite dying in his 50s, and no my grandfather wasn't murdered, he just smoked 2 packs a day and ate sausage, peppers, and eggs every single day and had a stroke in his 50s and died before I was born.My family weren't any of these fake gentlemen, they were nobodies and thugs and they died violently in Boston and its suburbs because of it.
I'm also of, Irish, Scottish, English, German, French, descent and like 350 years ago I have an Ancestor who was a Wampanoag Native American.My Paternal Grandfather is a retired economics professor that does Genealogy as a hobby
Lol sounds about right
Haha good old days
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Yeah but I have less bad experiences with Italians ha ha but Irish people are good too yes
@Tea-Spaghetti haha, the Irish kids are probably the most wild around here. My girlfriend grew up in and around NYC though, she had all kinds of Italian friends, and not just Italians, mid-2000s Jersey Shore-inspired guido Italians lmfao. Said they were the craziest combination: they go tanning and get manicures and pedicures and all kinds of hair treatments by day, then at night they’d probably stomp somebody out and put them in the hospital lmfao
Yeah I guess but I personally have more bad experiences with Irish Americans cause they tend to be racist and narrow minded I think it’s partly a Catholic thing but also just their personalities.
oh well there's bad apples everywhere yeah...
@Tea-Spaghetti pretty consistent with the Boston Irish, haha
@WhiteSteve this was so entertaining to read, especially the guido part because I knew a bunch and they literally did just that 😂
Good list honestly! Though organized crime in America isn’t strictly related to those with descent from Sardegna and Sicily. Pretty much most of the Southern regions have had their fair share; Campania, Calabria, Puglia, etc. The origins of it in the homeland was Sicily. You’re spot on with the list!
I think France ought to give Corsica back to Italy.
I think so too. Not gonna happen anytime soon though!
and a lot of are great cooks and know how to have a good time, Many of us have great dancing skills too and can sing as well
Cool, you guys are good people! How do you mean? Understand you in what sense, can you elaborate?
Just food, family culture, passionate arguments.
Oh yes yes, definitely haha!
we able to relate because our people came here and we all faced common struggles
it is because we have and share the same culture, there has always existed a misconception of who the Italians and Sicilians are- We are never thought of as Latins. This is strange since it was the Roman Empire that brought in the Latin and were Latins. Latin's and Latino's is a culture thing. The Italians and Sicilians were the brown people of Europe-you have to know history to understand this
Everyone has forgotten the Romans were Italians and Latin and spoke Latin
@IIcanon I agree with you. We have Latin blood and we always were discriminated against in Europe and America, which is why I’m more proud of my Italian blood. We faced difficulties, never changed our culture and what we stand for. God, family, and work ethic.
All are true and spot on 👌🏼
Lol that’s definitely what’s on TV but there’s more to our culture of course! Pizza, pasta and ma are priorities though!
And most of us are really great cooks and who doesn't like eating good
Both are true
Lol yeah these are the stereotypes that Hollywood associated with us, but they're accurate in some cases
Yes, it's Hollywood one, I'm used of seeing those kind of movie so it's the first things that come to mind.All stereotype have some true in them
That is bullshit, it is not so in Italian Families, Ok lets say that is true which it is not-would you rather we hate our mothers therefore molding and shaping how we see women
@llcanon Things is big majority of mama boys hate women, they treat them as trash, there's a very well know saying of "All women are whore except my mother"they would kill anyone who bad talk their mother but then say the grossest things about others women and treat them like trash so...
look Alice, This is not the way it is in all Italian families. what does it take to get this through peoples thick skulls
@llcanon Obviously all people know it, why are you being so sensitive over it? This is a question about stereotype...
This is not so in all Italian Families. Do you know all Italians. Perhaps in NY Or NJ but not in mine
You're really annoying, do you understand what a stereotype is or not? Because you don't seem to grasp the context. Everyone know that not ALL Italians are like that but this is the stereotype so why do you keep bothering me repeating the same stuff over and over again? Seriously?
I see these stereotypes. They’re true for some too. Gotta be honest!
You mean like an Italian Italian accent or an east coast Italian accent?
Lmao almost always true
Haha no you’re good and it’s knee caps not thumbs, right? How would I know though. I got nothing to do with that
Exactly. I may or may not know more about the maf.. I mean honest working Americans!
Hahaha not all
I know were not all connected but many think we are. I was called a murderer just because i am a Italian especially since BLM said this to me and that is because of all this bullshit with the Columbus statues
Oh don’t get me started on this! I face the same kind of shit too
The old generation probably did eat spaghetti and cannolis pretty often. I don't know how accurate the Jersey Shore part lol
Most big nosed greasy paisanos are on steroids.
your a jagoff
if your going to use a racial slur at least learn how to spell it right
I agree. Why do you think so though?
Worked with Italians for almost three years and traveled to Italy many many times. Had the best mentors, teachers, colleagues and friends from Italy. And so far my favorite place to be. And I've done my fair share of traveling and living abroad and dealing with many nationalities. Italians are just something different 🌹❤️
Glad and proud you think so ❤️🌹
when i see people talk shit about us Italians/Sicilians and think like in stereotypes about us, i figure they are not worth my time and effort to try to warm up to people such as this as they already have it set in their mind and who would want to know people who are think this way anyhow
@llcanon The thing is I don't know how Italians are in America. I'm not American. The Italians I knew where still living in Italy and although they enjoyed scaring the shit out of me with crime stories they also were very protective. There are a million thing I loved about Italians. I still am friends with many. I went for a short course to Roma Sapienza University and despite all the bad. Italians wear their heart on their sleeves and are generous and know how to enjoy life. No community is perfect. But I guess I was blessed to not experience something ugly from Italians. Yes my friends got robbed. Like badly. But I have another friend who lived in Italy for three years and also got robbed many times. And I'm aware of the violence after football matches. But hey also the British are like that. I know I also lived in the UK lol. So despite all the bad I can only speak of my experience. And I personally never enjoyed a culture more than the Italian culture. lol minds you I never dated one which might changed my mind lmao. My friend did for years and he drove her crazy and eventually it turned out ugly and they separated. So I was never involved in Italian family drama. hahaha I guess I was lucky with my experience with Italians. It was very positive.
we do as a people love good food, good music, good friends and are the romance culture-remember the renaissance
Thank you for that your opinion
Haha take it eaaaasy
You asked for stereotypes! lmao
I know I’m just saying what a NY Italian would say. I loved your answer 😂
Oh ok, now I'm imagining you saying "take it eaaasy" in a cute little accent!
I do that on a regular basis.
that's cute lol
Well thanks! I’m one
I am one too
Brooklyn people are obnoxious to you?
We're talking about Italians. Not really, they just talk funny
Min 5:53 of this video: https://youtu.be/6utfcax4v9s
Aren't all Italian Americans Sicilians?
No absolutely not! There are many Italian Americans from Calabria, Puglia, Campania, etc.
So basically southern Italy.Another sterrotype is Italian business owners have to pay protection money to the mob
I’m just saying the majority is. I’m sure there are northern Italian Americans.
Certainly but not as many. Because they're richer so can built a good life for themselves in Italy.
These are pretty common stereotypes
I’d take the cannoli stereotype. I played in an amateur neighborhood soccer team and we named it Cannoli FC lol
no tony soprano?
Well that could be true in some cases but it’s very overhyped
Nice! Be careful when they get angry.
They absolutely do and the talk over everyone else because that's how they grew up.
If they were around alphas, they wouldn’t
I mean in a family setting like dinner, or a family argument. Everyone is talking over each other
You got that right they do
And by the way, I am very Alpha
Nobody questioned that. I don’t know you to say otherwise. I was just making a general rule the way I see it.
No problem, Just clarifying
My grandparents live in sicily, I've only visited them once 4 years ago, and let me tell you, everything there tasted a lot different
A lot different than Italian American you mean? Well depends. In NY, there are lots of good Sicilian spots that taste exactly the same. Sicily is a whole different experience though.
Food in italy just tastes more basic. They don't use a lot of salt and the places they buy food aren't like walmart or your local grocer, it's all really fresh, cheese tastes a lot different there, pizza tastes a lot different pasta tastes different, wouldn't say it's BETTER not saying it tastes better or it's superior but it's more simple, some stuff like red sauce and pasta, also bread, and cheese is A LOT better there, but as far as entire meals go it isn't insanely better, I still prefer ny pizza
No I totally agree with you. What you’re saying makes a lot of sense. I go to Italy to visit my distant family and food there is more basic and fresh like you said. I prefer their Napoli style pizza over NY pizza, but both are good.
Like my boss is a die hard italian has an Italian license plate cover italian wallet etc etc, but like, I don't know. Im fully italian on both sides but I don't consider myself an authentic italian like he does. He's really into his nationality, I am too sorta but a lot of italian americans are like ride or die lol
Exactly like one of my cousins here in NY. Got his Vespa, Saint Gennaro pendant, and you can always smell his cologne from a mile away. 😂
Yea there's a high concentration of italians in ny, also where I live in Philly and jersey, lot of good food up here.
Your mom does