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    26 Feb '16 18:33
    Irish American ,African American ,Spanish American never hear of people in the US referring to themselves as Anglo American .
    Unfashionable ?
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    26 Feb '16 18:59
    Originally posted by phil3000
    Irish American ,African American ,Spanish American never hear of people in the US referring to themselves as Anglo American .
    Unfashionable ?
    I could have grown up in America. As I remember, people (in the Midwest) called my parents Brits, which was fine by them. My sister and I were treated really kindly, and I think we both felt more American than British at one stage (although most of all we felt we were part of our own family). Though I never learnt that national anthem and didn't quite understand pledging allegiance to the flag every morning at school, I respected that that was the way things were done. We moved back to England in 1984 and I treasured my American memories for a long time. I don't know whether I would have ended up calling myself Anglo-American -- it's just too difficult to compute that answer, as I have not been back very much and have lost touch.
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    26 Feb '16 19:21
    Originally posted by phil3000
    Irish American ,African American ,Spanish American never hear of people in the US referring to themselves as Anglo American .
    Unfashionable ?
    we prefer, "cracker", thank you very much...
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    26 Feb '16 19:23
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    I could have grown up in America. As I remember, people (in the Midwest) called my parents Brits, which was fine by them. My sister and I were treated really kindly, and I think we both felt more American than British at one stage (although most of all we felt we were part of our own family). Though I never learnt that national anthem and didn't quit ...[text shortened]... ust too difficult to compute that answer, as I have not been back very much and have lost touch.
    I can only think of two types of hyphenated Canadians we hear used and that's English-Canadians and French-Canadians. We are a Bilingual nation...well officially anyway.
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    26 Feb '16 19:24
    Originally posted by phil3000
    Irish American ,African American ,Spanish American never hear of people in the US referring to themselves as Anglo American .
    Unfashionable ?
    I am partly anglo-american but also partly not. I was actually born in France.
    My ancestry includes people who are Polish and Prussian, English, German, French and who knows what else.
    I wouldn't even know where to begin in using all of that to refer to myself.
    I am happy to be associated with these other countries through my roots or ancestry but I do not need to define myself by including them in what I call myself.
    Why on earth do I need to complicate things?

    I do not owe loyalty or allegiance to any other country but America.
    This is where I choose to live, where I pay taxes and vote, and where I am a citizen.
    So I am simply an AMERICAN. I don't have any need to be more than that.
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    26 Feb '16 20:26
    Americans are crazy and make little sense. Don't put too much thought into these matters.
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    27 Feb '16 02:14
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Americans are crazy and make little sense. Don't put too much thought into these matters.
    It's hard to make sense of a melting pot of diversity. Probably why we're crazy. 😛
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    27 Feb '16 04:46
    Originally posted by josephw
    It's hard to make sense of a melting pot of diversity. Probably why we're crazy. 😛
    I thought the melting pot analogy alluded to taking many cultures
    and producing a single new one. The opposite of diversity.
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    27 Feb '16 08:14
    Originally posted by phil3000
    Irish American ,African American ,Spanish American never hear of people in the US referring to themselves as Anglo American .
    Unfashionable ?
    Sorry, Anglo-American is not accredited victim group. No sympathy.
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    27 Feb '16 11:10
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I thought the melting pot analogy alluded to taking many cultures
    and producing a single new one. The opposite of diversity.
    There is no such thing as the melting pot. You can draw the lines between
    the ethnically separated areas of every city.
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    27 Feb '16 11:13
    Originally posted by Seitse
    There is no such thing as the melting pot. You can draw the lines between
    the ethnically separated areas of every city.
    I had some melting pot a while back, smelled wonderful.
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    27 Feb '16 11:14
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I had some melting pot a while back, smelled wonderful.
    With chili?
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    27 Feb '16 11:261 edit
    Perhaps America is more like a fondue. You dip different kinds of people in the America, they come out covered in America, and then you eat them.
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    27 Feb '16 11:29
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    America
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    27 Feb '16 13:45
    Originally posted by phil3000
    Irish American ,African American ,Spanish American never hear of people in the US referring to themselves as Anglo American .
    Unfashionable ?
    WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant) was popular back in the 60's. It had a vaguely negative connotation.
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