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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Just for fun ...

Guess my ethnicity!

I'll tell you that the hair color comes from a bottle these days, but I was blonde until my 20's when it started to turn mousy "dirty blonde".  The brows have always been dark.  It's "my signature" as Mom says ;-)   That is a fairly recent pic of me up there sans makeup.  I'm sporting a bit of a tan as I'm a day or so into a Mexican vacation.

I'm majority of two nationalities.  And there's no prize for guessing correctly, although who knows, if I ever have anything to give away maybe I'll shoot ya a freebie.  

26 comments:

rkoffler said...

Maori and Aymara

eulerandothers said...

Russian and Irish

LynMarie Daye said...

Polish and Greek.

Mirrorball said...

English and Italian.

AL-209 said...

Inuit and kitavan

Layla said...

Irish and Norwegian

OnePointFive said...

Swedish and British

Steph said...

Italian and Dutch.

Paul Jaminet said...

Dutch and Irish

Flavia said...

Slav and Italian

Hornet0123 said...

English and Martian ;-)

Diana said...

German and Polish.

Helen said...

@ AL-209: LOL!

CarbSane said...

Mmmmmmm

Our family tradition of casava dumplings fried in seal oil ;-)

Thomas said...

Navajo, Italian and German

Flavia said...

japanese? and german??

CarbSane said...

No fair Thomas, that's 3 ;)

Gonna let this go for another day before the reveal. It's fun from my perspective to see what some of the guesses are. I'm surprised nobody has guessed (incorrectly) what most people who meet me in real life do. Interesting!

Tonus said...

Irish/German is my guess.

Dawn said...

Perhaps your real name is an additional ethnic clue for people in RL? (I'm not hinting, BTW, just making an observation.)

CarbSane said...

Nope ... it's a married name. I share no ethnicity with my husband. My maiden name would argue against what most guess in RL as well!

Layla said...

come on, reveal it already!

CarbSane said...

And the winner is .....

Nobody guessed both, but ...

I'm majority German (yay Diana, Thomas and Tonus ... and mention to Flavia on her second guess ;) ) with a speckling (1/8th) Swedish (yay OnePointFive with honorable mention to Layla for the Norwegian guess as the spelling of my true maiden name would indicate that lineage is via Norway somewhere's back).

Perhaps it's the bod that does it in real life, but the most common guess is that I'm Spanish (as in from Spain, not Hispanic as we consider that here in the US) so I was surprised nobody guessed that.

Anywho ... this has been some light hearted fun for me! If anyone wants to clue me in on all the Irish guesses I'm all ears. That surprised me!

Layla said...

Because a lot of Americans have Irish blood ;) It's just so common, you can almost not miss.

I am European and I am always amazed Americans are so interested in their genetic backgrounds. I'm half Italian, half Dutch, but no one gives a d*mn haha!
It's probably THE reason I could easily see you had some Germanic going on, but no Mediterranean genes ;)

Mirrorball said...

You look a lot like an Italian friend of mine though, except the nose. BTW I'm 25% Italian, 25% Hungarian, 25% Portuguese and 25% Spanish. You don't look Spanish to me. I look Spanish. :)

Tonus said...

The only thing to go on was the photo, so my educated guess was long on "guess" and short on "educated."

And for fun: I was born in the USA, my parents and grandparents were born in Puerto Rico, and my great-grandparents were born in Spain. So I *am* Spanish, but most people guess that I am Italian or Jewish. :)

CarbSane said...

Many immigrant communities are live and well preserving their cultural heritage here in the US. My husband's Ukrainian community comes to mind. All those "Little ..." in big cities and all that. Both of my parents speak German but they never seemed to want us to learn - rather they spoke it to each other when they didn't want us kids to understand ;) OTOH, hubby speaks fluent Uke. Perhaps it was b/c after WWII obody wanted to be a German in the US for fear of being associated with the Nazis. But then again, my father in law worked in the defense industry back when the Soviet Union still existed, so it seems rather cool to me their dedication to preserving traditions.

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