This just shows you don't know shit about hispanic culture.gringo is not automatically offensive, just as the word "jew" isn't. If Joe is Jewish, you can say "Joe is a Jew" and that is acceptable. You can say "Joe, that fucking Jew," and that changes the meaning.The same does with gringo. It just means someone who is a non-native spanish speaker. Americans are hypersensitive and childishly fearful of some sort of SPANISH INVASION!@# (see LordNod's post, for example), so they've labeled the term as pejorative/offensive, but in the hispanic culture it spawned from, it wasn't (and for the most part still isn't) used it as a derogatory phrase. It's simply an adjective.Since americans have started to become offended by it, it CAN be used negatively, but it's like the example of "Jew" I used above. It's context, not the word itself. And of course if someone is hispanic and has a predisposition against white people, they're going to play off that person's feeling of indignation and use it pejoratively.
here's another example...you can say"Juan is a foreigner" and that's not necessarily racist.but you can use that same phrase to make fun of Juan."JUAN IS A FOREIGNER!"it's context.I don't think some kind of american food imported to mexico being called "Non-English Speaker's Hot Dogs" would be considered racism in Mexico. That is the equivalent here. Great job buddy.You fail.
oh, and by the way...the company was founded by two white people in Vermont.
Quote from: m0rdekai on April 08, 2010, 03:27:28 AMCareful Nod. He's just a very clever spambot. Your moms a spambot.
Careful Nod. He's just a very clever spambot.
the company was founded by two white people in Vermont.
Quote from: linear on January 16, 2009, 04:51:03 PMthe company was founded by two white people in Vermont.That's kinda the point
I'm not against learning a second language. I'm against being forced into it just because a shit ton of people decided their country sucked and moved here.
Also, they wipe their asses and throw the shitty toilet paper on the bathroom floor because they can't flush it down the toilet in Mexico.