After reading the bwg update and the comments on being politically correct, I just have to add that I used to say to people when they talked about something-Americans, “well, if that’s the case I am Germo-Austro-American”. It just drives me nuts. I am 3rd generation American on my mom’s side. My great-grandparents immigrated to North Dakota from Austria, and the first thing they did was learn English and try to blend immediately into American society. That’s what this country is all about – the great melting pot. I just love it (note sarcasm) when people don’t get it. I know it isn’t easy – I struggled with learning German when I moved to Germany. I still made every attempt I could to learn it and speak it to the locals.