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Thread #46273   Message #686085
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
09-Apr-02 - 09:31 AM
Thread Name: ?Why Mexicans called them 'Gringos'?
Subject: RE: ?Why Mexicans called them 'Gringos'?
Well, if its in a dictinary from 1787, iy's clear enough that the song idea is wrong. Which doesn't mean it might have been a misundersatnding by Americans at the time as to where the word came from.

It could even have been a joke by a Mexican who was asked what the word meant. "It's from that song you keep on singing."

Which would still leave open the question which of those two songs.