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Questionnaire - Generation American
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About yourself...

-Username/Nickname: coinspinner

-Website link: None

-Where were you born? US

-What was your first language? Your second? Third? English. English. English. Greek was used as a secret language by my parents so they could say things behind my back in front of my face.

-What ethnicity do you identify as? Greek.

About your culture...

-Name your favorite food that comes from your heritage/culture and tell us something about why you like it. Avgolemono Soup (Egg-Lemon Soup)...well it has lemon, duh...why wouldn't you like it?

-What's one thing that you do in your culture that is different from American culture? eag thinks that I should mention the time when I came home from school and opened up the freezer to see a lamb's head staring back at me. Very disturbing when you aren't expecting it.

-What's your biggest pet peeve when it comes to someone not understanding your ethnicity/culture? People trying to pronounce my last name.

-Name one thing your parents don't like/understand about American culture. They're second generation so they're pretty good about this, but my grandparents don't seem to realize that many words for different races sound pretty much exactly the same as they do in English.

-Name one thing you don't like/understand about your own culture. Most women are dirty gossips and most men are conceited bastards.

-Have you ever visited the country you/your parents came from?
Yes. When I was 8 we went to Greece in August and it was 120degrees and people were passing out from the heat. Athens is dirty and polluted. The islands and the ruins are beautiful though.

-Have you travelled to places in the US or other countries where you've felt like a foreigner/outsider? Italy. Eveyone was rude and snotty.

And lastly, just for fun...

-Tell us one random odd fact about yourself. I like pie.
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Time:2004-10-03 03:08 am (UTC)
I was reading your meme and read about the goat's head in the refrigerator. LOL! The same thing happened to the wife of an Egyptian man. I knew them about 15 years ago. The wife is an American, of vaguely northern European extraction; just basically your average type of stereotypical American. She had married her husband, an Egyptian guy some years before. He happens to like to cook a lot. They were having some type of special dinner or celebration coming up, presumably either with many Egyptian guests, or maybe for some type of Muslim holiday (the husband is Muslim). Anyway, he did a lot of shopping and planning some special dishes. One of them included a goat's head. He put it in the refrigerator and left for work (apparently the couple had alternating work shifts or something?). He didn't mention the goat's head in the fridge. When she came home and was hungry, she went to the fridge to get something to eat. She nearly had wet her pants (or, maybe she did?) when she saw the goat's head staring back at her. It still had the eyes and stuff, mostly intact. She lost her appetite for a couple of days. I'm not quite sure if she ever ate that particular dish!
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Questionnaire - Generation American
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