8 Short 15 Nationalities Will Compete In Official Selection In Huelva ! http://newish.info/191418-8-short-15-nationalities-will-compete-in-official-selection-in-huelva
“So I thought long and hard about how to find a good reason on having random people asking me my nationality and them thinking im indian, islander, south african etc. and I guess the only outcome I can think of is that I'm blessed to have the face of many nationalities/cultures. So maybe thats a good reason and a purpose that I can blend in with Indians, Islanders, etc. -Just sayin-”—
Language gives it all away
- Dave: Do Polish people hate the German?
- I: Not necessarily, there are some who hate them because of our history and there are some who don't care. The same goes with the Russian.
- Dave: Oh, right, so Poles hate Russians and Germans. How do you say "the German" in Polish?
- I: Niemcy.
- Dave: And "the Russian"?
- I: Rosjanie.
- Dave: So the names of nationalities you don't like have "nie" :D [note: "nie" in Polish means "no"]
There was this stupid kid in my English class today who insulted my Cyprian friend by calling her Turkish.
Obviously she got really pissed off because of the ongoing conflicts between Turkey, Greece and Cyprus. Obviously Cyprians will be upset if someone addresses them as the people who invaded their country and took over the northern part.
But it’s not even about that. It’s not about the Greek history. It’s not that Turkey is a bad country. It’s the same as calling an Indian an Arabic instead, or calling a British an American instead. Nations are made to provide identity to you. But see, we’re in Canada - a place where all nationalities are accepted as a whole and treated as one; Canadians. Most people here are accepting. But there are always going to be some like this stupid kid who just don’t know how to mind their own business.
You don’t know how patriotic somebody might be about their background country, so why mess with them in the first place? What did that kid get out of this? Amusement? Satisfaction? Of what? No, he got bitched at by 5 different people - including his girlfriend.