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Old 28.07.2004, 20:59   #1
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Why are Armenians and Italians so often compared?

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well for one thing they supposedly share many characteristics together

somewhat similar climate may be a culprit for that some would say.
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well for one thing they supposedly share many characteristics together

somewhat similar climate may be a culprit for that some would say.
Another reason I can think of is the fact that they are both quite ancient nations, but as to their history I wouldn't say it is similar enough...
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Armenians are loud nation. Their loudness is comparable to Italians and middle easterners. North Europeans are comparably quiet. Loudness is a matter of emotionality in Armenia. If you are angry it is quite normal to hear it from your voice. Sometimes voice loudness in Armenia is a chance to make you hear in a hot discussion.
When there is a hot discussion nine out of ten people participating in it, will consequently interrupt each other. Actually interruption is rather regarded as sign of interest than of impoliteness.

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good thing we don't have the institution of mafia.. or do we?
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good thing we don't have the institution of mafia.. or do we?

Are you kidding? Of course we do! We have it all over the world
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we do? with all those violent vindictive murderings?
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But the most paradoxal thing I think I've noticed is that though Armenians are believed to be emotional people (like any Southenr nation, as they say), they are rather cool and reserved at public events, such as concerts (of course I don't mean classic music concerts) etc. They don't scream and shout, they just applause politely after the end of each song as if trying not to seem totally indifferent... In this way they very much differ from, say, the same Russians....
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we do? with all those violent vindictive murderings?
Probably we have a number of clans, each having its own tycoon
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Dorothy, when was the last time you went to the rock-club?
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Dorothy, when was the last time you went to the rock-club?

Quite a long time ago (over 3 years, I believe).
Psi, I don't mean our local rock clubs, where everybody knows each other and feels at home
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BTW, they say Armenians and Italians even look alike... When I was in Greece last year, I was taken either for a Greek or for an Italian.... Sometimes for a Spanish, too
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Yeah, they do look alike. Climate again.
Well in your case it is strange because you don't look like a typical Armenian. Spanish.. yes.. Latin American maybe
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And what does a typical Armenian look like? Let's try to describe him/her
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