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Thread #68626   Message #1159546
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
11-Apr-04 - 09:05 PM
Thread Name: The Alamo--Needless Martyrs
Subject: RE: The Alamo--Needless Martyrs
The Gringo-Rushes tale has been gone over ad nauseum in another thread. The term gringo was known to Mexicans; it appears in a dictionary printed there long before the Mexican War, in turn already a term for lousy foreigners (French, at first) in 18th c. Spanish.