Hola dear friends out in Blog Reader/Writer Land! Those of you who haven’t found this great article please take a read…Shelly you are excluded since you beat me to it. 🙂
By James Bloomfield
Earlier this year, I asked my facebook chums to weigh in on something that I had been struggling to get to grips with properly. It was something that may seem like a non-issue for some, while for others it might be an everyday issue that frustrates and angers them.
I’m talking about words that we as foreigners use to label Panamanians.
Specifically, how slang and phrases can be interpreted or used as insults in everyday conversations held in Panama. You have to be able to criticize things to make correct choices, yet I sometimes think that the frequent use of these words is indicative of a rush to judgement. So why ARE they so offensive and why should we stop using them?
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