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How odd is it that ‘Latino’ doesn’t include Italians?


Imagine if ‘Teutonic’ or ‘Germanic’ didn’t include Germans. Or, perhaps a better analogy, ‘Anglos’ didn’t include the English.
 
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Sent your question to an Italian. Maybe he will know.


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An answer or two.

Once heard the rant of a Spanish language teacher who was mad because someone included non-Spanish language countries under the Latin America label.


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'How far y'all going?' Ruby asked us with a sigh.
'We're going all the way 'till the wheels fall off and burn.
Till the sun peels the paint and the seat covers fade and the water moccasin dies'.



 
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No answer is sought. The etymology is clear enough (it’s basically short for “latinoamericano’).

It’s the odd state of the outcome that I’m asking people to reflect on.
 
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