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¿Gringo? Good or bad?

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Para mis amigos de Hispanoamérican. Is the term "gringo" considered derrogatory? Should I feel insulted as a New England Yankee to be called Gringo?

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updated NOV 30, 2009
posted by Yeser007

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Gringo = Green Go !! that was used in vietnam war to say: "Hey I killed a US soldier "

But now this term has changed and is used mostly by mexicans, and caribbeans to refer Anglosaxon people.

You should not feel insulted if they say it in a good manner.

For instance I say negro (black) to one of my friends and that does not mean I am rascist.

updated NOV 30, 2009
edited by pisacaballo
posted by pisacaballo
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Take a look at this thread called Does Gringo Offend You?

updated NOV 30, 2009
posted by --Mariana--
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