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ESOS GRINGOS NO SON COMO NOSOTROS

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cab    0

Como podemos entender el aprecio o desprecio que siente un costa ricense comun por un americano comun?Que tenemos de apreciable y que de despreciable?.Viejos babosos?Somos arrogantes?Somos aburridos?.Tontos?Tratamos al Costa Ricense sin sinceridad?.Hay una relacion de interes entre ambos que obstaculiza una sana relacion y ambos tienen una imagen del otro que es esteriotipada y a la vez condenada a situar a cada jugador en una posicion predestinada por esos prejuicios y alimentadas por el aislamiento que supone ser tan diferente e interdependiente uno del otro?Existe en Costa Rica una imagen del Nica,otra mas universal del Argentino,otra mas controvertida del Cubano(de Cuba,de Miami),del colonbiano(controvertida).El americano no es un europeo,es mas provinciano y provoca mas rechazo que otros grupos nacionales como los alemanes,espanoles,canadienses.Que diablos es un gringo?.No somos muy interesantes,ni tenemos una personalidad tan seductora.Hay una diferencia substancial entre como se percibe una gringa a como se percibe un gringo en Costa Rica y porque?

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cab    0
Éste es un ejemplo de trolling
Gracias por tu intervencion.Nunca nadie habia respondido a un post en espanol.Trolling funciona.

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" ESOS GRINGOS NO SON COMO NOSOTROS..."

 

To all the light skinned North Americans out there reading this please note:

 

To almost all Spanish speakers the "G" word is virtually equivalent to the "N" word in North America. :o

 

While some of you think it is cute (mostly because you don't understand the emotion behind the word) whenever it is delivered in your direction you can feel secure in the knowledge that you have just received one of the highest insults that can be delivered.

 

I sincerely hope that few to none of you deserve to be called a "G".

 

Buena Suerte

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jdocop    0

Dave, I beg to differ. I have been speaking Spanish for a lot of years, and have encountered the term both in Mexico and in CR. I do not believe it carries the derrogatory connotation that it once had, mostly because Spanish speaking people have other terms for gringos that most gringos are not aware of, such as Gabacho, especially in Mexico. I am used to being referred to as the Gringo, and am not at all bothered by it.

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" ESOS GRINGOS NO SON COMO NOSOTROS..."

 

To all the light skinned North Americans out there reading this please note:

 

To almost all Spanish speakers the "G" word is virtually equivalent to the "N" word in North America. :o

 

While some of you think it is cute (mostly because you don't understand the emotion behind the word) whenever it is delivered in your direction you can feel secure in the knowledge that you have just received one of the highest insults that can be delivered.

 

I sincerely hope that few to none of you deserve to be called a "G".

 

Buena Suerte

To Miami David,

 

I believe and expect that you and I have been living and interacting with a very different group of people here in Costa Rica. Here in the small village and rural county in which I reside, I and my family are affectionately called "los Gringoes". Recently another few farms were bought by "Gringoes" one family from Holland, another from Germany and a single man from Canada. Our "Tico" neighbours are helpful and very friendly and in no way make us feel that the generic term used for people from outside the country is in any way derogatory.

I hope that you have the opportunity to feel the warmth that we "gringoes" receive from the non-discriminatory population of rural Costa Rica.

AnneLise

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MiamiDavid    0

You folks may just be right, but I overheard a couple of conversations recently which made me ask some questions. I was a little surprised at the answers.

 

Personally, based on those comments, I would prefer not to be referred to as a gringo and I will do my best to avoid deserving the label.

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cristal    0
" ESOS GRINGOS NO SON COMO NOSOTROS..."

 

To all the light skinned North Americans out there reading this please note:

 

To almost all Spanish speakers the "G" word is virtually equivalent to the "N" word in North America. :o

 

While some of you think it is cute (mostly because you don't understand the emotion behind the word) whenever it is delivered in your direction you can feel secure in the knowledge that you have just received one of the highest insults that can be delivered.

 

I sincerely hope that few to none of you deserve to be called a "G".

 

Buena Suerte

 

i would just like to say that as far as i can tell the word "gringo" here in Costa Rica is not a bad label....but where we used to live in northern nicaragua it is a very ugly word!The word gringo in Nicaragua is a word used to describe the white people that the locals do not want around no matter your country of origin.....they have another word in Nicaragua for an accepted light skinned person it is "chele" when you stop being gringo there and become chele it is cause for celebration!!!!

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Kahuna    0
You folks may just be right, but I overheard a couple of conversations recently which made me ask some questions. I was a little surprised at the answers.

 

Personally, based on those comments, I would prefer not to be referred to as a gringo and I will do my best to avoid deserving the label.

 

I have always had success embracing words like Houle and Gringo. It shows that you don't take yourself too seriously and puts others at ease. When you joke about it and put it out in the open, I think they tend to think the exact opposite of you. When you make a joke about it, it seems to take the power out of the word, it also demonstates self confidnce. It is like a reverse psychology thing. Try it sometimes, it has never failed me.

 

HA HA, Damn Gringos take over everything, even the Spanish only thread on the BB with their english.

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but where we used to live in northern nicaragua it is a very ugly word!The word gringo in Nicaragua is a word used to describe the white people that the locals do not want around no matter your country of origin.....they have another word in Nicaragua for an accepted light skinned person it is "chele" when you stop being gringo there and become chele it is cause for celebration!!!!

 

I think you are exactly right.

 

Actually, I have never found myself or other Gringos at all welcome in Nicaragua. Not sure why... maybe a hundred years of violence, various dictators, violence, the Sandinistas, Iran contra, US policy? Whatever.

 

In any case, I have been there and done that, and probably will not go again. It is NOT Costa Rica when it comes to friendliness.

 

TG

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kenn    0

Ustedes olvidan la pregunta toda? Usualmente cuando Ticos dicen "Gringo" no pienso que es un problema, pero me pregunto sobre opiniones de gringos en general. Que fue la pragunta, no? TLC no ayuda, pero no se. Mas opiniones, por favor? Y en este manera puedo practicar me (malo) espanol. Perdon.

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Epicatt2    0
...Usualmente cuando Ticos dicen "Gringo" no pienso que es un problema, pero me pregunto sobre opiniones de gringos en general.

kenn y Todos,

 

Hay que mirar el contexto en la cual los Ticos usan la palabra. Algunas veces es positivo, y otras no lo es...

 

Mis dos granos de arena...

 

Pablito de Tampa

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kenn    0
kenn y Todos,

 

Hay que mirar el contexto en la cual los Ticos usan la palabra. Algunas veces es positivo, y otras no lo es...

 

Mis dos granos de arena...

 

Pablito de Tampa

==

 

Estoy de acuerdo. El contexto es todo. No tengo problemas, pero conozco que muchos Ticos tienen cuidado cuando usan la palabra. Por eso conozco que la significa puede estar mala. (Demasiado espanol para mi.)

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cab    0
kenn y Todos,

 

Hay que mirar el contexto en la cual los Ticos usan la palabra. Algunas veces es positivo, y otras no lo es...

 

Mis dos granos de arena...

 

Pablito de Tampa

==

La palabra "gringo" es degradante en mas o menos grado dependiendo de las cirscuntancias,pero es inaceptable e inevitable el uso,asi que favorezco la posicion de miamidavid y se debe comunicar con mucho cuidado que por buen intencionado que sea su uso,el mismo ofende y degrada.El problema se agudiza cuando nosotros nos llamamos americanos en vez de estadounidenses.Es el equivalente de exigirle a Iran que no tenga armas nucleares cuando Israel tiene mas de 200.Si nos abrogamos el termino "americano" y asi nos identificamos;otros americanos de centro y sur america ven con desden esa arrogancia y ciertamente hay una carga emocional detras del termino "gringo",que no esta limitado a este incidental argumento,pero es un indicador que retrata a los Estado Unidenses.

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