Johnson, Ellen ejohnson at BERRY.EDU
Tue May 21 15:44:31 UTC 2002

Another pet peeve: I hate the term "Anglo" particularly when applied
to me. I'm Jewish, White, or European American, but I'm no more
"Anglo" than a Nuyoriquen who learned Spanish as a second language,
as I did.

it seems to me that the term 'Anglo' has acquired a meaning parallel to 'Hispanic'.   That is, Anglo refers to a native speaker of English in the same way people use Hispanic to refer to someone who is a native speaker of Spanish.  both regardless of national origin.  do y'all concur?

Ellen Johnson
Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Dept. of English, Rhetoric, and Writing
Berry College, Box 350
Mt. Berry, GA 30149
ejohnson at

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