Walter Hinteler wrote:
However it is really Irish women that I fear the most. (And I am Irish.)
And I've thought, you were American :wink:
Well I am. However this is a point about Americans which people of other countries often find difficult to understand.about Americans We are often intensely identified with and proud of our national origins and, at the same time, proud of being Americans. Where I grew up, almost no one on the street answered the question "What are you?" by saying I'm an American. Instead it was :I'm Irish" , I'm a Slovac"; "I'm Polish";"I'm Jewish" or "I'm Italian", "I'm a Greek" or "I'm a German". If you tried to get away with "I'm an American", you had to be tough. It was the Poles and the Italians with whom we had the most intense rivalries - I don't know why, however, We aere always being encouraged to go out with Irish girls, but I always preferred the more exotic Greeks, itailans and Jews.