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Autor:  Dale-CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  27/MAR/2010 1:14 PM
Assunto:  Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)
 
Mensagem:  It is never used in a formal context. It specifically describes someone from the USA (as does "Ianque"), and is not related to any particular physical or racial features.[19]" (from PPaulo's post)

In Spanish, the language in which it originated, that is simply not true.  It was much more common in the past here in Central America.  I will be in Mexico in a few months, so I can post a investigative report from there.  Costa Ricans will call children with white complexions "gringo".  (Although "macho" is more common.,  Yes, "macho"  In Mexico the word is "guero", in Nicaragua "chele", etc.)  I have heard this offered as proof the term is not racist.  Bull****  When people spend a lot of time worrying about the color of your skin, you have to wonder about their motivations.

As many of you know, I lived in RGS for two years.  I very rarely heard the word there.
In Argentina, often "gringo" is used to mean Italian. 
 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  Jazz  26/MAR/2010, 7:17 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  Dale-CR  26/MAR/2010, 8:00 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  PPAULO  26/MAR/2010, 8:18 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  Dale-CR  26/MAR/2010, 9:55 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  Jazz  26/MAR/2010, 11:40 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  PPAULO  27/MAR/2010, 10:08 AM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  PPAULO  27/MAR/2010, 10:10 AM
 Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  Dale-CR  27/MAR/2010, 1:14 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  pat  27/MAR/2010, 1:30 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  PPAULO  27/MAR/2010, 2:44 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  Dale-CR  28/MAR/2010, 1:43 AM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  PPAULO  28/MAR/2010, 7:27 AM
Use of Gringos coming from The Economist  –  PPAULO  28/MAR/2010, 5:25 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  pat  28/MAR/2010, 7:05 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  Dale-CR  28/MAR/2010, 10:45 PM

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