[JPL] Re: Bad move to call Gonzalo, Gonzo

Luis Mario Ochoa info at cubanmusicproductions.com
Wed Jul 12 18:35:17 EDT 2006


Hi Ed, perhaps Arturo could have been a bit more clear, so I am going to try 
to.

Cuba is a very 'machoman' kind of society and "gonzo" which sound almost 
like "ganso" is a very pejorative way to called someone gay.

I am sure you didn't mean it that way.

Luis Mario Ochoa


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <EdBride at aol.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 6:20 PM
Subject: Re: [JPL] Re: Bad move to call Gonzalo, Gonzo


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> I, myself, had written:
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> <<..if it's an ethnic  slur, perhaps namecalling
> isn't  appropriate..>>
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> Bad choice of words. What I meant was that if Gonzo is an ethnic slur, 
> then
> use of the term was not appropriate. "Gonzo" was meant to be critical, but
> not an ethnic slur. I don't know if this will redeem me, but I'd just as 
> soon
> let further exploration drop.
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