Oct. 23rd, 2009

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at dinner last week... some random people

person from England (who has been here for many years) is saying that Thanksgiving is her favorite American holiday because it's just like Christmas dinner in England.

person sitting next to me is getting upset because she wants to assert the American-ness of Thanksgiving but doesn't know how.

I point out that it's New World foods being cited - turkey, pumpkins, potatoes.

English person - but aren't potatoes from Ireland?

!!!

I attempted to explain and was backed up by the rest of folks around, but she really hadn't known. (people involved range in age from about 35-55).

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