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Re: FWD [OT but interesting] Arctic people seek common alphabet

From:Tony Hogard <james.hogard@...>
Date:Friday, August 16, 2002, 19:37
Clint Jackson Baker:

>> The common factor here is not race but language. >> The most common ethinc heritage in the United States is >> German, but we speak English. Therefore, we more >> closely identify with the English than with the >> Germans.
> aha. i'd always wondered why americans looked so > unlike english people : relatively shallow set eyes, > wide mouths and often quite sharply angled noses, > against the english who often have deep set eyes, > small mouths and either shallow angled noses or snubs > or ski slopes ( of course i'm conflating celtic and > anglo features here ). ( and freckles seem to be quite > rare in the states, tho it may just be that freckled > people don't make it onto tv or films that often )
It can be difficult to generalize an American phenotype -- we're a nation of immigrants, after all. Other Eastern European peoples (Czechs, Poles) have also made large gene contributions, as well as our sizable _mestizo_ population. People on TV and in films tend to be fitter, have clearer skin, etc., than the general populace. -MuttTone