etymology of chicano

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Apr 28 14:50:41 UTC 2013

At 4/28/2013 10:23 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>  > no name satisfies all the concerned parties
>This has become a common problem as the world becomes more postmodernist
>and paranoid at the same time.  For example, whichever you choose -
>Kossovo, Kosovo, Kosova - you will annoy or anger someone.

Not only a recent problem -- I think of the question of what
African-Americans decided to call themselves, which goes back two
centuries or perhaps longer.


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