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Post by suegarn on Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:55 am


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Post by papa chango on Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:50 am

I also enjoyed this post on a Mexican solution.  I just wrote an email to the author of this post and asked him what is take on the Mexican custom of paying mordida is.
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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:13 pm

Yep......Viva Mexico. One of the big reasons I love living here.

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Post by RichD on Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:12 pm

I think the story reeks of bovine manure. Tea anyone?
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Post by oncesubtle on Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:27 pm

OP seems more like a normal activity than not. This type stuff is one of the reasons we love living here. carry on
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Post by WillieRae on Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:17 pm

I am pretty sure that the neighbor to which he refers is a very good friend of ours and is a neighbor of Bodie and his captured tourist....whom we've known for years.  Ahhh, the memories!
And yes, this is a true story!!!

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Post by Rosa Venus on Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:39 pm

The story is so plausible it seems hardly worth writing about. I don't understand the "bovine manure" comment.
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Post by espíritu del lago on Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:15 pm

It means bull shit.
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Post by espíritu del lago on Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:24 pm

I believe it. In rural areas when they're working on R.R. (Ranch Roads) a little good will gets things done. Ditches re cut and cleaned , pot holes fixed. It does happen NOB.

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Post by suegarn on Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:40 pm

espíritu del lago wrote:It means bull shit.

Well 'DUH', epiritu.......tell us something we DON'T know!

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Post by Carry Bean on Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:10 pm

RichD wrote:I think the story reeks of bovine manure. Tea anyone?

Spoken like a true gringo.

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Post by RichD on Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:39 am

My comment was about how it would be NOB, folks. No doubt that money talks down there.

Have you noticed that the term gringo is only used by them.
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Post by Clete on Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:27 am

RichD wrote:
Have you noticed that the term gringo is only used by them.

Who is them?

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Post by RichD on Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:30 am

Clete wrote:
RichD wrote:
Have you noticed that the term gringo is only used by them.

Who is them?

Gringos.
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Post by Carry Bean on Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:34 am

Not in my experience here.

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Post by Trailrunner on Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:38 am

No, not my experience here either.
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Post by RichD on Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:42 am

Please note that the white enclave of Ajijic is a microcosm and can in no way reflect the country as a whole. You all have made the word gringo common among the populace, but I have never been called a gringo anyplace in Mexico void of the external influence of Americans, the people are not that rude. It is like the N word NOB, used almost exclusively among the black people referring to their brothers and sisters.

Feel free to pile on, gringos.



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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:46 am

I agree the Mexican people are not that rude. I tend to hear the term "gringo" used by drunk Mexicans in the bar. Sometimes in a nice way and sometimes not. I have heard it in places other than Ajijic.

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Post by Clete on Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:49 am

RichD wrote:Please note that the white enclave of Ajijic is a microcosm and can in no way reflect the country as a whole. You all have made the word gringo common among the populace, but I have never been called a gringo anyplace in Mexico void of the external influence of Americans, the people are not that rude. It is like the N word in NOB, used almost exclusively among the black people referring to their brothers and sisters.

Feel free to pile on, gringos.

Oh please!! That is complete bullshit. I don´t live near the lake, my neighbors are all Mexican, I have been a naturalized Mexican citizen for nearly 40 years and have grown children and a granddaughter all born and raised here.

The term is widely used. Whether they have called you gringo to your face or not proves nothing. The word is prominent in general conversation.

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Post by RichD on Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:58 am

When I lived in Guatemala on Lake Atitlan, an area highly influenced by Americans, I found that the indigenous people absolutely hated to be called Indians. The word Indian translates to Indio in our books, but means rube or hick to them. They always called Americans gringos and say they mean nothing by it.

Once I was talking to the head of public education in San Pedro La Laguna, a Tz'utujil Mayan Indian and he referred to me as a gringo. I asked him why he used such an offensive word and he replied, I mean no malice by it. I then said that it was OK, Indio.
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Post by Clete on Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:09 am

RichD wrote:When I lived in Guatemala on Lake Atitlan, an area highly influenced by Americans, I found that the indigenous people absolutely hated to be called Indians. The word Indian translates to Indio in our books, but means rube or hick to them. They always called Americans gringos and say they mean nothing by it.

Once I was talking to the head of public education in San Pedro La Laguna, a Tz'utujil Mayan Indian and he referred to me as a gringo. I asked him why he used such an offensive word and he replied, I mean no malice by it. I then said that it was OK, Indio.

The word indio is deemed offensive in this country also. Besides the meanings you mentioned, it is used widely by Mexicans to denigrate the indigenous.

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Post by Carry Bean on Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:53 am

This isn't Guatemala and I've never heard a Mexican say gringo meaning offense anywhere I've been in Mexico.

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Post by RichD on Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:08 am

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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:19 am

Carry Bean wrote:This isn't Guatemala and I've never heard a Mexican say gringo meaning offense anywhere I've been in Mexico.  

I have. See my post above.

I say "Hey I'm not a gringo, I'm Canadian". They usually laugh and apologize........ Beer

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Post by brigitte on Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:37 am

canadian... the local joke is what is the difference between a Canadian and a gringo..the canoe tips so nothing great about the Canadian reputation either.. Very Happy

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