!Ask a Mexican!

Illustration by Mark DancyDear Mexican,

As a Mexican, aren't you embarrassed and ashamed that probably the No. 1 dream of people in Mexico is to sneak illeagelly [sic] into the United States, a gringo gabaucho [sic] society that is probably not one-tenth as corrupt as Mexico, which enables it to have an economy which has so much wealth even the poor people here have 27-inch color TVs?

S.H.

Huntington Beach

 

Dear Gabacho,

As an American, aren't you embarrassed that you can't write proper English—or as you may spell it, Inglich? Illeagelly? Gabaucho? Cabrón, what country are you from? I know teenagers fresh from Jalostitlan who spell better. And as a Mexican, I am ashamed—ashamed that not enough of my paisanos have moved into H.B. and scared pendejo gabachos like you off to Arizona, just as we did in Santa Ana. And Anaheim. And Stanton. And La Habra. And . . .

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