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    Quote Originally Posted by tcda View Post
    N Korea had one bad half. They may well still shock Ivory Coast though. We'll have to see hwo their confidence holds up.
    The North Koreans will be indignant about this loss and play offensively against Ivory Coast, surely enough they're going to get decimated then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryWalker View Post
    The North Koreans will be indignant about this loss and play offensively against Ivory Coast, surely enough they're going to get decimated then.
    They didn't look that idnignant, but I bow to your crystal ball.

    I believe Spanish immigration was slightly higher than Italian...however, the fact that they speak Spanish with an Italian slant (not the other way around) should be the biggest clue.
    I'm pretty sure Italians were the largest group. I studied this history at an Argentine school btw.

    Argentina speaks spanish because the region was colonized by the Spanish and has been independent since 1816 with a spanish-descended ruling class, wheras mass immigration only started 100 years later, by which time Spanish was the mandatory language all immigrants had to learn and Argentina was long established as a Spanish speaking country.
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    A brazilian friend of mine said that a common ironic way to define Argentinians is "a buch of Italians who think they're English but speak Spanish"
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    A brazilian friend of mine said that a common ironic way to define Argentinians is "a buch of Italians who think they're English but speak Spanish"
    It's not a great definition by any means.
    "Of course we spent our money in the good times. That's what you're supposed to do in good times! You can't save money in the good times. Then they wouldn't be good times, they'd be 'preparation for the bad times' times."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcda View Post
    I'm pretty sure Italians were the largest group. I studied this history at an Argentine school btw.

    Argentina speaks spanish because the region was colonized by the Spanish and has been independent since 1812 with a spanish-descended ruling class, wheras mass immigration only started 100 years later, by which time Spanish was the mandatory language all immigrants had to learn and Argentina was long established as a Spanish speaking country.
    Apologies for the lazy research from Wiki, which says:

    The majority of immigrants, since the 19th century, came from Europe, mostly from Italy and Spain. Also notable were Jewish immigrants escaping persecution. The total population of Argentina rose from 4 million in 1895 to 7.9 million in 1914, and to 15.8 million in 1947; during this time the country was settled by 1.5 million Spaniards and 1.4 million Italians, as well as Poles, Russians, French (more than 100,000 each), Germans and Austrians (also more than 100,000), Portuguese, Greek, Ukrainians, Yugoslavians, Czechs, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English, Dutch, Scandinavians, and people from other European and Middle Eastern countries. Argentine immigration records includes those from Australia and North America (the USA).
    By that account they are pretty evenly distributed. That said, aparently 60% of Argentinians have an Italian forefather. I can't vouch for the accuracy of the wiki-wiki. Immigration to Argentina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcda View Post
    It's not a great definition by any means.
    Yeah it wasn't meant to be, was supposed to be "ironic"
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    Spain look confident. Their game vs Chile will be very interesting.
    "Of course we spent our money in the good times. That's what you're supposed to do in good times! You can't save money in the good times. Then they wouldn't be good times, they'd be 'preparation for the bad times' times."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcda View Post
    It's not a great definition by any means.
    "Losers" may be a better definition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by slowriot View Post
    Thanks, keep me posted on any tirade that the dear leader may subject his people to.

    What do we all think about the discombobulated state the French squad is in?
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