Spanish Practices

Jonathon Green slang at BLUEYONDER.CO.UK
Wed Aug 29 08:02:34 UTC 2001

Douglas Bigham's friend is, however convinced by his ety. he may be, quite
wrong. As far as '(old) Spanish practices' go, Michael Quinion's explanation
is that to be noted. The phrase is English, it predates WWF by at least 50
years, and comes from industrial relations. All that said, both 'Spanish',
and even more so it's 'cousin' 'Mexican' have been in long and stereotyped
used to mean, among other negatives, "quick, shoddy, sketchy, unorganized".
But coincidence does not an accurate etymology make.

Jonathon Green

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