Date: Thu, 16 Nov 1995 06:30:13 -0500
From: Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: Gringos (fwd)
On Wed, 15 Nov 1995, Daniel S Goodman wrote:
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Date: Tue, 14 Nov 1995 14:11:14 +0000
From: Claddagh Records claddagh[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]crl.ie
To: ballad-l[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]indiana.edu
Looking for information. You know the old story about 'gringo' having its
origin in 'Green Grows the Laurel'? I have seen this refuted several times,
but cannot find the refutations. Can anybody enlighten me as to the pros
and cons of this question?
There is no "pro." The "con" is that _gringo_ derives from "Sp, alter.
of _griego_ Greek, stranger, fr. L _Graecus_ Greek" (W10).
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