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Old Oct 4th 2009, 11:19 pm
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We've just got back from town where we had a Mexican Hamburger with all the trimmings in a Mexican bar/restaurant. It was delicious, served by a Mexican waitress and cooked by a Mexian chef, both of them friendly and attractive people. I always liken Mexican Spanish to US English, a more laid back language to our hurried, European, Angst-ridden ones.
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Originally Posted by cricketman
Yes good point!

Same goes for many of the Latin American countries e.g. Venezuela, Ecuador, etc. Brazil is more of a mix of all colours and Argentina and Chile are more white European with their people originally from Spain, Italy, Germany etc
No. Chile is seemed to Mexico in population. Majority of the population from Chile is mestizo, with a minority of white ethnos, like Tonka Tomicic or Mariana Derderian, by example. The country with a great predominance of white race in south america is Argentina
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No. Chile is seemed to Mexico in population. Majority of the population from Chile is mestizo, with a minority of white ethnos, like Tonka Tomicic or Mariana Derderian, by example. The country with a great predominance of white race in south america is Argentina
.... and unfortunatley not noted for its benign treatment of the native indian population, of which there are a great many, doing menial jobs in towns & cities all over but found 'at home' in great number in the North/West.
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I know a Bolivian guy here who looks after old folks at the local centre. He looks almost "british" bald head,glasses mid 50s, white "normal" looking guy.

When he speaks with his strong Bolivian accent people are very surprised.
He explained to me that there are pockets of these white folks that live in enclaves around certain parts of Bolivia. He has Spanish and German ancestry. He works for a low wage, but in comparison he earns a lot more here than there, so he sends a lot back to his family there. He is also very critical of Spain, he explained how he was disappointed with the cultural level of the people. Not sure what he was expecting here in darkest andalucia
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Originally Posted by goaty
I know a Bolivian guy here who looks after old folks at the local centre. He looks almost "british" bald head,glasses mid 50s, white "normal" looking guy.
And how are the British? Do you believe that all the British are of bald head,glasses mid 50s, white "normal" looking?
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Originally Posted by goaty
I know a Bolivian guy here who looks after old folks at the local centre. He looks almost "british" bald head,glasses mid 50s, white "normal" looking guy.

When he speaks with his strong Bolivian accent people are very surprised.
He explained to me that there are pockets of these white folks that live in enclaves around certain parts of Bolivia. He has Spanish and German ancestry. He works for a low wage, but in comparison he earns a lot more here than there, so he sends a lot back to his family there. He is also very critical of Spain, he explained how he was disappointed with the cultural level of the people. Not sure what he was expecting here in darkest andalucia
And what he has taken as example to criticize to Andalucia? Bolivia?

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Old Oct 5th 2009, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by warren d
And how are the British? Do you believe that all the British are of bald head,glasses mid 50s, white "normal" looking?

I put it in quotes to emphasise my generalisaton
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Old Oct 5th 2009, 11:31 am
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And what he has taken as example to criticize to Andalucia? Bolivia?

I´m not sure what he was getting at. He spoke about the "motherland" (spain) and how bolivians think of Spain as more advanced etc.
He said he found it a big let down. You have to bear in mind that he works in EL puerto de santa maria, a place not known for its intellectual discussions let´s say...
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Originally Posted by goaty
I know a Bolivian guy here who looks after old folks at the local centre. He looks almost "british" bald head,glasses mid 50s, white "normal" looking guy.
Originally Posted by warren d
And how are the British? Do you believe that all the British are of bald head,glasses mid 50s, white "normal" looking?
Originally Posted by goaty
I put it in quotes to emphasise my generalisaton
It was copy and paste of what you wrote, mixed in with something else posted earlier by Relampago. Just as a little bit of joke paraphrasing. Not to be taken seriously.
Originally Posted by Relampago
And how are the Spaniards? Do you believe that all the Spaniards are of black or brown hair? Of black or brown eyes?

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Old Oct 5th 2009, 9:18 pm
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Originally Posted by warren d
It was copy and paste of what you wrote, mixed in with something else posted earlier by Relampago. Just as a little bit of joke paraphrasing. Not to be taken seriously.
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