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post #61 of 74
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Originally Posted by globetrotter
thanks
she is, by the way, from northern european stock. it freaks a lot of people out around here. new yorkers aren't used to a redhead who speaks spanish.

Lol, you just reminded me of my uncle, who also has red hair (he's Peruvian.) One day he was playing soccer in a tournament and missed an easy goal. A fellow from the stand yelled, "Damn, how could you miss that? Damn Irish!"
post #62 of 74
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Originally Posted by chrisc
I am also 'hispanic' and I have to admit to not using the word 'latino' to describe myself. (And I hate it when Americans use the word 'Mexicans' to describe us in general.) It's not that I hate the word, but to me, 'latino' is incredibly overused. You hear it everywhere. And considering that I grew up in the suburbs, I'm not exactly a posterchild for the latin community. With my mother coming from Dominican Republic (white) and my father from Peru (indian), people have the hardest time figuring out my background (which is always fun )

I have to sort of disagree with you there edmorel about South Americans being mostly of white heritage. They have spanish last names, but there are mostly of indian background. Though with the exemption of Argentina; I have yet to see an Argentinean of indian background. And if you are of European hertiage in SA, you tend to be high in the social ladder.

And speaking of European and indian Mexicans, it's funny to see Americans surprised to find out that those handsome/beautiful white actors and actresses in the spanish soap operas are usually Mexican.

Edit: Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Rita Hayworth is incredibly hot!


yeah, I think that my wife's main objection to hispanic is that in colombia people who are of relativly pure spanish heritage are the upper class, and they call themselves spanish, as opposed to those of indian heritage, who make up a large part of the population.
post #63 of 74
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Originally Posted by chrisc
... Though with the exemption of Argentina; I have yet to see an Argentinean of indian background...

Step outside of Buenos Aires and there are plenty of them. Mestizo too.

M8
post #64 of 74
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Originally Posted by globetrotter
yeah, I think that my wife's main objection to hispanic is that in colombia people who are of relativly pure spanish heritage are the upper class, and they call themselves spanish, as opposed to those of indian heritage, who make up a large part of the population.
Any of you guys who have spent any significant amount of time in Latin America or the Iberian penninsula, will know that the term Latino is used by all Spanish/Portuguese speaking countries to describe themselves in general. I was just in Lisbon on a stopover returning from Angola, and they refer to themselves as Latinos also. edmorel, let's not inject the race issue into the equation. However, a person born in the Americas of pure Spanish descent is referred to as a Criollo, but is still a Latino. Latino refers to a culture, not a race. Spain itself is mutliethnic, with a great deal of the population from Madrid on South having quite a bit of Arab blood. Same with Italy, the further South one goes, the darker/olive the population becomes, also due to Arab influx. Latinos in general do not like the Hispanic term, which was coined by Gringos. It is an American term, and is not heard in the rest of the world, except where it has infected some other English-speaking countries like Canada. End of story. M8
post #65 of 74
Audrey Hepburn is stylish, not "sexy" as the term is bandied about today.

post #66 of 74
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Originally Posted by Martinis at 8
Any of you guys who have spent any significant amount of time in Latin America or the Iberian penninsula, will know that the term Latino is used by all Spanish/Portuguese speaking countries to describe themselves in general. I was just in Lisbon on a stopover returning from Angola, and they refer to themselves as Latinos also.

edmorel, let's not inject the race issue into the equation. However, a person born in the Americas of pure Spanish descent is referred to as a Criollo, but is still a Latino. Latino refers to a culture, not a race. Spain itself is mutliethnic, with a great deal of the population from Madrid on South having quite a bit of Arab blood. Same with Italy, the further South one goes, the darker/olive the population becomes, also due to Arab influx.

Latinos in general do not like the Hispanic term, which was coined by Gringos. It is an American term, and is not heard in the rest of the world, except where it has infected some other English-speaking countries like Canada. End of story.

M8

Thank you for setting me straight. You are obviously more of an expert than I am (I've only lived and grown-up as a hispanic person, marrying a native Central American and lived 6-7 years in Argentina and Brazil along with my many visits to my parents homeland). If you look through my posts, you'll see that I only spoke as to why I don't like the term Latino. I only spoke for myself as I have yet to be voted the king of the Latins. You seem to be more at ease making a broad generalization about a diverse group of people which you meet at stopovers. Anyway, I only speak for myself and will continue to refer to myself, as the Gringos say, as a Hispanic. That, sir, is the end of the story.

edit: Sorry to have hijacked this thread. This will be my last non-beautiful female post on this thread.
post #67 of 74
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Originally Posted by edmorel
Thank you for setting me straight. You are obviously more of an expert than I am (I've only lived and grown-up as a hispanic person, marrying a native Central American and lived 6-7 years in Argentina and Brazil along with my many visits to my parents homeland). If you look through my posts, you'll see that I only spoke as to why I don't like the term Latino. I only spoke for myself as I have yet to be voted the king of the Latins. You seem to be more at ease making a broad generalization about a diverse group of people which you meet at stopovers. Anyway, I only speak for myself and will continue to refer to myself, as the Gringos say, as a Hispanic. That, sir, is the end of the story. edit: Sorry to have hijacked this thread. This will be my last non-beautiful female post on this thread.
Well edmorel, you have chosen to take offense. Please don't. I too have lived in several countries in Latin America: Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and have visited and been in others for lengths of time - Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico, etc. In fact I am a dual national with Costa Rica, where one of my sisters and my brother still live. I understand your statements about being "Spanish". For some in Dominican Republic it is a big deal to claim that they are pure Spanish, and you and I both know the reason why. That was my subtle point to you. As well as to explain to the general audience how the term Latino is used and viewed by others outside of the US. I have been to Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, Santiago de los Caballeros, etc. It's a nice place and I do like the beaches in the La Romana area. In fact I have met Joaquin Balaguer in the late 70's, and Porfirio "Felix" Rubirosa is someone I have always found admirable (and many women are still in awe of his panache). I was also on an exchange program there at Batalla de las Carreras. I am sure you know the place. DR is an excellent place, and as a cigar aficionado I have a special attraction for the country. I am sure you know what I mean. Saludos, M8
post #68 of 74
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Originally Posted by Martinis at 8
Well edmorel, you have chosen to take offense. Please don't.

I understand your statements about being "Spanish". For some in Dominican Republic it is a big deal to claim that they are pure Spanish, and you and I both know the reason why.
Saludos,

M8

I wasn't going to write anything else but just to clear the air, if you will. i did take offense as I thought you were talking down to me. I consider myself first and foremost an unabreviated American being born and raised here and now raising a family of my own. I do know what you mean about the "Spanish" Dominicans, but I can assure you that it is not the case with me as I have no horses in that race. I simply refer to my ethnicity as "Hispano" rather than Latino. Others can call themselves what they please. I am glad you liked the DR, I have not been there in over a decade but I do enjoy my Dominican cigars and rum with frequency.

No more of this, lets get back to beautiful starlets, who can call me whatever they want, as long as they call me.
post #69 of 74
ahhhhhhh.

VIVA CHILE MIERDA!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #70 of 74
I just rented Roman Holiday recently and I can't remember being so enchanted with a woman on screen before. Audrey Hepburn was un-fucking-believable. Absolutely gorgeous. Ya'll mofos need to see that movie if you haven't.
post #71 of 74
^Check out Grace Kelly in Rear Window. Varoom!!!!!!!!
post #72 of 74
I don't know anyone from Portugal that actually calls themselves Latino. The Islands could be the exception, but mainlanders don't consider them to be the same anyway.
post #73 of 74
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I recently saw "Wait Until Dark", which was quite worth it. She plays blind well.
post #74 of 74
Quite the most amazing eyes in movie history.
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