Gringo Lost

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Ezequiel lesson, part I: Green Go! = gringo

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I got it from one very wise co-worker of mine that the etymology of the word gringo originates from the Mexican-American war. As the story goes, American troops – dressed in their green uniforms – were occupying Mexico City when they began to encounter resistance from Mexican nationalists. These nationalists used as their rallying cry “Green… Go!” because they wanted the American soldiers dressed in their green uniforms to go home. Thus, the moniker “gringo”.

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Written by gringolost

June 1, 2009 at 2:09 am

Posted in Ezequiel, gringo, mexican-american war

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  1. Gringo or greico or greek 1754 Spain

    The U.S. Uniforms at that time were blue

    Had the Mexico war story been accurate they would have said Verdi Va

    Bill

    July 30, 2009 at 7:43 pm


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