Driving While Mexican; Today's "Hair"

Bob Fitzke fitzke at VOYAGER.NET
Thu Jan 27 01:12:10 UTC 2000

My brother just retired as a teacher in Bogota after something over 35 years in that part of the world. He once told me that the "muerta" (bite; my Spanish is not atrocious, it's non-existent) is practically universal throughout Latin America. Maybe some
of our cultural quirks do rub off :-)


Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>    Yes, while I was in Mexico, we were stopped four times to pay bribes to the local police, but this is not about that.
>    In today's New York Times, 26 January 2000, pg. A17, col. 2, is "Pulled over for "driving while Mexican"?  Obviously, a borrowing of "Driving While Black."  Col. 1:  "Why were you stopped?" asks the local joke.  The answer: "Driving while Mexican."

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