032 – Los Orígenes de la Palabra Gringo | The Origins of the Word Gringo

What are people really saying when they use the word gringo? Where does the word come from?

This week Jim and May cover everything you need to know. They give a rundown of about six popular myths surrounding the word “gringo.” The possibilities include everything from green uniforms to imitations of well-known songs.

The one thing they all have in common is that the word is always used in reference to an extranjero, or foreigner. 

And as May notes, everything is about context. That’s the difference between viewing different words as a term of endearment or a pejorative.

So tune in to the episode to compare your personal experience hearing the word “gringo.” You might be surprised.