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Gringal

Apr 14, 2009, 3:25 PM

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Re: [Hound Dog] GRINGOS AND GRINGAS....what's in an appelation?

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I think the Dawg is drawing comparisons that don't fit, such as comparing the names the ruling class called the black people in the South. Or trying to compare the customs of his Chiapas area with those here in lakeside. Or trying to tie it in with issues from WWII.

We expats are NOT the ruling class in Mexico, nor are we a downtrodden minority who should look for offense if none is meant. When it is meant, we know it. People don't really need language to understand one another.

When I refer to another foreigner, I don't use the term "gringo" or "gringa", lest they be one of those offended. Who knows? My own levity in taking the tag "gringal" is not something I recommend to anyone else. However I have noticed that most people take themselves and their "dignity" entirely too seriously. If you have a solid sense of your own worth in the world, you don't need to make a great issue about it.

Now, how does "Goddespirit" sound? Too 70's?


(This post was edited by Gringal on Apr 14, 2009, 3:43 PM)


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