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Posted 12/17/14 , edited 12/27/14
Just because I'm from the South DOES NOT mean that I am racist/homophobic/hateful/immature/judgemental/a redneck. Don't throw stereotypes at people.

Okay. So where I live, there's a very RICH culture. (Louisiana, if you must know) and today at school I was thinking about it...

The point of this thread is for you to explain your culture, talk about it, talk about your culture with other people, and pretty much talk about anything culture related.

Let's start. In Louisiana, there's a lot of Cajun culture. Which is what my mom and my dad are(Well, my dad is half-cajun...) Cajuns.

Cajuns used to be known as "Acadians" until the British,being the shizbits they were back then, forced us out of the colony... Years later we have the Louisiana Purchase and blah blah blah Thomas Jefferson, blah blah blah Napoleon, blah blah blah Lewis and Clark. Anyways, stuff happened, and now Louisiana is part of the United States.


Let's talk about Mardi Gras. As we all know, Mardi Gras is very big in Louisiana. In fact, we get a week off of school for it. Now, what I don't like is how New Orleans is known for Mardi Gras. Mainly because New Orleans is getting far away from the traditional Mardi Gras that Louisiana celebrates, which is very important. In fact, New Orleans is starting to make Mardi Gras look TRASHY.

Also, another thing that's big in Louisiana is Gumbo. Forget everything you knew about gumbo. Gumbo does NOT have tomatoes in it. And it is NOT a soup.

Fleur De Lis are also very popular around here. I wonder why. (Sarcasm)

Another thing that's very big in Louisiana is crawfish boils. My family on my mom's side has one every spring. I never eat the crawfish though... Not a fan. We usually eat the crawfish with corn and...I think they're called red-potatoes?

Yes. I admit it. We do eat alligator in Louisiana. Sorry, Vegetarians/Vegans.

We also still speak Cajun in Louisiana, even though English is now our first language. I'm too lazy/not interested enough to learn Cajun though.

And that's my little mini-lesson about all I know about Louisiana culture.

Again, the point of this thread is for you to explain your culture, talk about it, talk about your culture with other people, and pretty much talk about anything culture related.

Lastly, are you PROUD of your culture?
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My fathers side of the family is Acadian. From Nova Scotia though.

I'm generally just a straight up Canadian mutt (French, Irish, Scottish...) except for my maternal grandfathers side of the family, which is Latvian. Unfortunatly he doesnt talk much about it because his memory of being Latvia is mostly confined to living in a relocation camp when he was really young. I'm also a military brat so I never lived in one place long enough to identify with the culture of anywhere I have lived.
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Meh.
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im from south korea ( i hate it though when people start saying im from north korea tho)
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I guess I'm from Texas. I was born in Texas, grew up everywhere else (military brat) now I live in Texas. Believe it or not, not everyone walks around openly armed, then again I'm in San Antonio which is a fairly big city. Probably some small towns out there where they are. Though pretty much everyone does own guns.
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kimchino wrote:

im from south korea ( i hate it though when people start saying im from north korea tho)


North Korea is best Korea!

Sorry...I really am, but I just HAD to say it.

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I'm from Vietnam, but what most people think when they hear Vietnam is the Vietnam War or Pho.
I love my culture and it saddens me when the only thing people think of is a war from the past.
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All the peeling and all the mess just for a little bit of meat that doesn't really have any flavor outside of the seasoning you boil it in... not a fan of crawfish either. My grandma's gumbo always ends up soupy so when I hear someone made a gumbo at family gatherings I always question who made it first. Tomatoes in gumbo... people do that!?
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Posted 12/17/14 , edited 12/17/14
I'm very proud culture. It's a shame that Mexico is going through terrible violence at the moment.
Mexico is the true melting pot
The Spanish brought Catholicism but the indigenous people made it their own
The traditional dances that were preformed for the ancient gods are now done in honor of the God of Israel and the Virgin Mary
Middle Easterners brought shawarma and we turned it to tacos al pastor
Germans brought polka which we turned into norteno music
The cuisine is a mix of indigenous, European, and African flavors.
It has been added into the UNESCO heritage lists.
Every state is Iike its own little country with their own traditions and customs.
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I'm from Connecticut. There's nothing really that interesting here, since I assume it's just like stereotypical America. Weird things to note is that almost everyone wears a Northface jacket during the winter and there are a lot of Dunkin Donuts places. In the town I live in, there are different kind of people, but in the end, its just the suburbs with a downtown area.
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HuastecoOtaku wrote:

I'm very proud culture. It's a shame that Mexico is going through terrible violence at the moment.
Mexico is the true pot
The Spanish brought Catholicism but the indigenous people made it their own
The traditional dances that were preformed for the ancient gods are now done in honor of the God of Israel and the Virgin Mary
Middle Easterners brought shawarma and we turned it to tacos al pastor
Germans brought polka which we turned into norteno music
The cuisine is a mix of indigenous, European, and African flavors.
It has been added into the UNESCO heritage lists.
Every state is Iike its own little country with their own traditions and customs.


I agree with what this guy says. Mexcio.
All cultures are their own unique and cool think.

Posted 12/17/14 , edited 12/17/14
Personally? No. My family does though. Italian-Americans are immensely devoted to their culture. My family is really religious, and highly involved in each other's lives.

I'm kinda the first person to really have broken off from the strict culture in my family honestly. I'm not all that religious, and really have no interaction with anyone at all. I don't even eat pasta anymore

Everyone would love for me to marry a nice Italian girl from Long Island, and become a cop, but I don't wanna that's just how it is.




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Posted 12/17/14 , edited 12/17/14

kimchino wrote:

im from south korea ( i hate it though when people start saying im from north korea tho)


But isn't North a good Korea? JKJK i kid i kid
Posted 12/17/14

narfington wrote:


kimchino wrote:

im from south korea ( i hate it though when people start saying im from north korea tho)


North Korea is best Korea!

Sorry...I really am, but I just HAD to say it.



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AiYumega wrote:
I don't even eat pasta anymore


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