¡Ask a Mexican! Informal, yes. But at least it's not an insult

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¡Ask a Mexican!

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 10:38 pm, Mon May 26, 2014.

Dear Mexican: While vacationing in Mexico, a couple of times I have had vendors or waiters address me as chica. I didn’t think much about it at the time, but while relating a conversation with one of these guys to a Mexican friend of mine back in the U.S., he insisted that chica is WAY too familiar, and that these guys were insulting me by addressing me in this way. I was a little surprised to hear that, since I think I’m a very respectful person, and wouldn’t have given anyone a reason to disrespect me. What do you think? Were they just being friendly, or taking advantage of my ignorance? Any advice for the next time I get chica-ed?

La Chica Blanca

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  • Pierce Knolls posted at 12:23 pm on Tue, May 27, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1687

    New Mexicans have always had to work to make sure people knew that New Mexico was a culturally unique place, not just some small offshoot of Mexico. But now Santa Fe's local newspaper is importing a column about what it's like to be a Mexican in California, as if that's somehow relevant to the New Mexican experience. I still don't get it.


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