I think the word "pendejismo" fits the times perfectly in present times because "pendejos" are on the TV a lot.
Hey, "Brown and Down"; quit bitching about skin color!
El Mexicano is NOT "worthless" at all!
Me gusta mucho las palabras de El Mexicano!
(And I am known as "Warden, the Notorious Mexican Flag Burner!")
This is such a worthless column. Please stop embarrassing our people.
TB doesn't recognize borders... Especially if ya "sneak" across them... No matter what cultural background you possess TB could care less... We need more TB in Pima County.
Come on now....get it all out.
Fuck Trump.. Not My President!
Nobody gives a damn about Mexicans or Mexican heritage, descent, etc. Problem lies with those who enter the US illegally. Be it on foot, overstaying their Visa, etc. From any location. By not immigrating using official channels, these people are open and vulnerable to being prey. Picking lettuce for two bucks an hour, indentured servitude disguised as housekeeping or landscaping, dangerous hazardous conditions that nobody should be exposed to in this country.
Long as this behavior continues, nothing will change. The fear of deportation will always silence fear and concerns about conditions and wages. That is what needs change. Trump won't do it. Just like Mexico won't stop making products for Trump either. Money always wins out
John Wayne kicked your ***! Get over it.
Is Chuck Mangione really a problem?
Illegal immigration: keeping Mexican-American wages low while providing us whites with cheap help since 1970. The system works and we even get dumbass Mexican-Americans to support it!
Hey Chili, vote for Hillary if you want to but she is going to prison. Your friends will still not get amnesty. If you want a preview to her madness check out black unemployment under Obama. How long will you let democrats use you?
Dear Abby with a bandolier?
Is this humor or erotica? Different culture I guess.
Re homelessness: my wild-ass guess is that the strong family-oriented ethic of Mexican and Asian communities, in which extended relatives frequently live very close to each other and can rely more easily on each other, may mean that family members who lose their income or no longer have a place to live can turn to their more fortunate loved ones in times of need, thereby averting the possibility of having to live on the street.
Just a hypothesis. If someone can prove or disprove this theory, I'd be interested to hear it.
Quick aside: "Withlacoochee" is derived from the Mvskoke language which is one of the Seminole languages and Creek language. It has nothing to do with Nahua. Michigan, on the other hand, not my language or culture, but I'm fairly confident thats derived from Anishanaabeg. Maybe the author was just messing around, but it aint cool if people start believing that stuff. White people already try to erase our presence and history in our ancestral lands. We don't need our Xicano brothers and sisters helping them out. Assuming it wasn't just a joke.
Mexicans tend to be there for one another and extremely family orientated. Also, the adults never move out of their parents homes or the entire family lives together. And i have to admit, especially in the southern states, that there is more availability for the Hispanic because there's more of them. I think knowing the Spanish language is a plus in the job market. With the influx of immigrants; they're obviously in demand. That pretty much explains their success because I find them to be incredibly dimwitted and immature into old age.
"Assimilated"? I know brown families who have been here long, long before the whites showed up. Your use of "assimilated" vs. "immigrant" seems disingenuous at best and downright bigoted at worst.
Well, you fall into the lazy trap of blaming homelessness on laziness. Most homeless are in that position due to mental illness, drug addiction (including alcoholism) or both. Of the rest, many are not lazy, they just can't manage to fit into our crazy 9to5 world.
It's all for yucks I know, but I hate that stupid cliche.
I take exception, in part, to your response to Mandilón in Manhattan. This part, "But, like El Norte, Mexican culture keeps coarsening, making pinche more acceptable than ever." This is an answer from a Mexican Mexican.
Mandilón, excuse me, "pussy-whipped pocho" asks if pinche is a "bad" word among Mexican-americans. You reply that "#fucktrump" is acceptable from 5 yr olds and up. Then you add that you would never in front of "Mámi". Good boy! Then comes the "But"...
Mexican Americans, estado-unidenses, are, for the most part, pochos. But we fear the "chancla" like everybody else. So, it seems to me, that slang use is a matter of respect. PW pussy wants to know if we use it liberally or not.
Allow me to make comparison between language use and seasoning food. Some people cannot stomach spicy food. So, don't serve them spicy food, unless you don't like them. But we, Mexican-americans like it hot and spicy. And we anticipate the continued popularity of all things mexican. "Taco trucks on every corner..." Then why hold back on the "spicy"language? Americans want more hot and spicy. Let them season to taste.
Mexicans in the "states" are a mixture of cultures. But are "we" coarsening the the culture? En serío? Seriously! The newer arrivals find everything wrong with everybody, pinche gueros, pinche pochos, and yes, pinche putos.
!No seas gúey! Give your readers the entire menu of spanish expression.
I enjoy your advice column. I work in customer service and get similar questions from my customers and non-Spanish speaking friends.
And 'greaser' has not always referred to anyone of a specific ethnic heritage. In S.E. Hintons wonderful 1967 book 'The Outsiders,' the "Greasers' were the group of lower economic class kids who wore grease in their hair, motorcycle jackets, etc. It had less to do with ethnicity/race and more to do with a class of people or subculture. Of course S.E. Hinton is referencing the greaser sub culture that existed across American throughout the 40's, 50's, 60's and also had nothing to do with race, it was a sub culture that revolved around music, cars and a rejection of their parents culture, no different than later youth movements like the hippies, the punks, etc.
Words are powerful things and it always amazes me that two people can use the same word and interpret it in very different ways. Instead of assuming the context, just ask about it and seek understanding. We can live in a better world!
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