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To: erman

Actually, Sotomayor (Sp: “Big Thicket”) did show favoritism to blacks in the Ricci case. Anything to upset the “power structure,” don’t you know.

As a Puerto Rican, the choice slurs in her neighborhood might have been “co-colos,” or “mollos,” maybe. “Mayate” is a Mexican slam and actually means “dung beetle.”


16 posted on 07/16/2009 5:50:07 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Scanian
As a Puerto Rican, the choice slurs in her neighborhood might have been “co-colos,” or “mollos,” maybe. “Mayate” is a Mexican slam and actually means “dung beetle.”

I didn't know that about Puerto Rican nicknames. I always heard "Mayate" around our house.

Makes sense though. It's funny how a lot of people think of "hispanic" as one big bag, but a Cuban, Puerto Rican, Colombian, Argentinean, and Mexican are as diverse as a California surfer, West Virginia coal miner, Alaskan fishing guide, Texas roughneck oil worker, New York bartender and Boston whatever they do.

17 posted on 07/16/2009 6:07:19 AM PDT by erman (Outside of a dog, a book is man's best companion. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.)
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