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Is it racist to call a European person a 'gr**go' Watch

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    (Original post by lnjames)
    "Gringo (feminine, gringa) is a Spanish word used in Mexico and other parts of Latin America, generally to denote people from the United States, more specifically white Americans."

    Why would it be offensive to Europeans then? :confused:
    Are you an idiot or an idiot?
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    (Original post by frederizia)
    It's not only directed at Americans, it depends on where you go but often it just means (white) foreigner in general.
    Would you be offended by it? Because I don't know anyone, non American, who would be.
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    (Original post by oo_Lucinda_oo)
    Would you be offended by it? Because I don't know anyone, non American, who would be.

    No, not at all. I was just pointing out that not just Americans are meant by gringo
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    (Original post by frederizia)
    No, not at all. I was just pointing out that not just Americans are meant by gringo
    Oh I see. I didn't make my original point clear enough then, I apologise. I was implying that no-one European would be offended by it.
 
 
 
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