What's true/what's false about us:
1. Italians have at least 5 children
2. Italian-Americans are like Italian
3. Family ties are important. We are crazy about Italian food (pizza, pasta, tiramisù, gelato and all the rest)
4. Spaghetti with meatballs is an Italian dish.

1. Totally false. The avarage is like 1 child (MAX. 2). we have one of the lowest growth birth on earth.
2. False!! We perceive them as sort of 'strangers', mixed up cretures that just speak two or three Italian words (or worse an old local southern dialect!!!) and do not have any idea of what Italy has become.
3. That's true. :)))
4. Whaaaaaat???? this is really offensive. I've never seen anything like that in Italy in 30 years. When I first saw that dish in the USA I almost puked. And also the ZITI: they are used in southern Italy (and I didn't know they existed till I saw them in the USA). The most common type of pasta is penne or spaghetti.
Anyway... the idea you have from Italy abroad derives mostly from southern Italian people, or what they were like 40 years ago (as you probably know there is a huge difference between southrn and northern Italy). Mafia does not exist in central and northern Italy, I know about it as much as an avarage American does.
an Italian is an Italian is an Italian is an Italian
by Elena______ January 07, 2006
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Best people in the world. Why? no reasons. We just are.
I'm Italian
by ...JeSSicA... April 10, 2004
A really smart, good-looking Mediterranean person with kick-ass food, families, and values.
There are only two kinds of people, Italians and those who wish they were.
by A-Man October 19, 2003
Can't make their mind up if there white people or not. Beautiful country. The women are fucking awesome too...
by Brancato August 06, 2003
italian, proud honest valued good people , the best food in all the land and have the worst temper imaginable. do not fuck with us. "salute" to any other italians reading this.
family orriented good natured people of italy or scicly.sono fiero essere italiano
by art_grando November 04, 2004
An incredibly cultured people who work hard and are not considered white by white people and yet not considered minorities to the WASP-ass government.
Sometimes get a bad rep because of movies and shows where they are depicted as gangsters. Italian women are strong-willed, hard-working, and completey hot just like Irish and Black women. Usually have beautiful olive skin and dark hair. Italian men love their families and work hard and many are incredibly intelligent, despite what it shows in the movies. Leonardo DiVinci, an Italian man, was one of the smartest men in the world. Italians are also great artists. An Italian discovered America, an Italian named America, the Italians slave to make a better life while WASPs like Peter kick us in the face. And don't sit there rolling your eyes, whities, because I know you would support this if another minority wrote this, but simply because you think I'm Italian you blow this off. "I'll pretend to give a rats ass about what blacks and asians say because it's the cool thing to do, but I don't care about Italians." You're hypocrites. All minorities, Italians, blacks, hispanics, need to come together.
Italian power! Minorities unite!
by I am here April 15, 2005
The sworn immortal enemies of Dr. Atkins
New York
by Cortical Homunculus May 14, 2004
The most respected culture around...Hated by those only who wish to be like us...Those who only say were good for pasta is worthless...No worthless empires rule the world for hundreds of years...Shout to my REAL Guido brothers...Not you fake ghetto FUBU wannabes
Im so lucky to have a tan 24/7
by 100percentGuido June 08, 2005

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