Calmate, guey! Pocho Ocho things NEVER to say to Chicanos

by Especial Correspondents on August 20, 2012 in Cultura, Pocho Ocho

8. Are you Puerto Rican?

7. Wow, you don’t even have an accent!

6. Huh? You don’t know how to make tamales?

5. No thank you, I don’t eat meat.

4. My gardener’s Guatemalan; maybe you know him.

3. Chicano? Are an expert in chicanery?

2. What’s that smell from your hair?

And the numero uno thing never to say to Chicanos is…

Does your dad cut lawns?


Margie Davis August 20, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Gee, you don’t look Hispanic. I mean, you don’t have dark hair or tan skin or a hot temper. or … At this point they’re talking to my back. (Well, maybe I do have a hot temper. But it’s from having a pulse!)

KKB August 20, 2012 at 12:27 PM

No. 4 made me laugh out LOUD.

Dante August 20, 2012 at 2:13 PM

9. So do you speak Mexican?

Laura August 20, 2012 at 8:21 PM

9. Hey there Senorita
10. So you’re Spanish?

Laura August 20, 2012 at 8:24 PM

11. You know, the number one problem facing the planet is overpopulation by the third world.
12. Why do Mexicans come here?

Laura August 20, 2012 at 8:35 PM

13. Why don’t Mexicans want to assimilate?
14. California was never really part of Mexico… it was just a territory for like a week.

Jorge August 21, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Was it difficult learning English?

alejandro August 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

But you have blue eyes,light skin, and brown hair

Laura September 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

How does a candidate like you end up with such an impressing CV? And you are so articulate!

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