Anonymous asked: "People who complain about how this blog doesn’t relate to them spend more time writing me long messages about their dissatisfaction instead of actually doing something about it and submitting things themselves. Ah well."
Maybe cause for them it would be like submitting things to "You know you're Irish when" or something
Hello, everybody! Welcome to YOU KNOW YOU’RE ITALIAN WHEN!!!
If you consider yourself Italian, please submit!
It’s not that hard.
Well growing up a lot of my younger Italian friends, cousins and I thought Jesus was Italian xD.
Hahahahah, don’t tell my grandfather that!
Anonymous asked: All people are really doing is the "I'M BETTER THAN YOU, BITCH" act. Everyone who's got Italian blood is equally Italian. Whether you're an Italian citizen or you live in England or the United States or wherever and have an Italian heritage. It doesn't matter. We've all come from Italy in some way. No one is better than anyone. People who are pulling that act on here, saying you should change the name, saying that you don't know what really being Italian is, needs just shut up.
Thanks. Exactly, no one is better than anyone.
I even supplied you guys with a link to a similar blog that is all in Italian, and, I’m guessing, caters completely to Italians in Italy.
If that is more satisfactory to your tastes, sweet. I would appreciate it if you did not flood my inbox with angry messages anymore. :)
lainwen asked: This is for pazzosbitchface: that's right, a lot of the things of this blog apply to my grandparents too, but we are in 2011, now those things are stereotypical. I guess those apply more to italo-americani, that's it.
They may come off as stereotypical because in each graphic, I only have so much room to expound upon a certain tradition or idea. It’s simplified, yes. But the ideas themselves are not negative unless you yourself are ashamed of the way your grandparents grew up.
Anonymous asked: I think most people who find this offensive are people who actually live in Italy. I don't know if this is how you meant the blog to be, but I feel like it's more fitted for people who have Italian in their heritage, especially Italian-Americans. (Also, I think people who find this offensive need to learn how to take a joke. Sorry.)
People who complain about how this blog doesn’t relate to them spend more time writing me long messages about their dissatisfaction instead of actually doing something about it and submitting things themselves. Ah well.
Again, Submit your ideas, guys! :D I’ll be posting more tomorrow!
nowheresomewhere asked: I'm italian and I love your blog. That's all. :):)
PS: sooner or later I'll think of something to suggest ..;)
Great! I’ll be looking forward to it! :)
Anonymous asked: OMG, that one about the referendum is really malicious. Ignore it, trust me. :S
The tone of that message did feel a bit on the rude side, but hey, what are ya gonna do?
youneedasoultraveller asked: Two days ago Italians voted for a referendum against nuclear power, the privatization of water and against a law that allowed politicians not to be prosecuted in court. Obviously only Italian citizens could have voted, so the anons probably asked you to test "how Italian" you really are, if you are legally an Italian citizen or not. I think this is related to the usual issue of whether foreigners with Italian descent who consider themselves Italian are actually Italians or not.
I see. Well, that is a very important issues then. I hadn’t heard about it, although I wish I had! Not that there’s anything that I could have done about it via voting, but spreading the word might have helped… I find it incredibly interesting just how much the internet and social media has helped other countries in their time of need, whether it be in a revolution or a new law, or referendum in this case. My thoughts go out to you guys!
Anonymous asked: So, you run this blog but you're not Italian. Good. I mean... be Italian is COMPLETELY different than have parents from Italy. Just saying. You should change the blog's name.
And I disagree.
happysunshinepastafairy asked: I absolutely love this blog! A good portion of this stuff does apply to me and my family (we're Italian-American) and it makes me smile every time I see a new post. <3
Additionally...I don't really see why the people getting fussy about this blog don't just submit their own experiences so that the blog WILL have something that applies to them. .o. That way everyone can be happy, yeah?
Exactly. I would love to get new stuff in from Italians in Italy! It would make me so happy! I think I’ve gotten a few, but then again, it’s hard to tell if I don’t relate to their submissions. I post them anyway, hoping that others will relate and they very often do! :)