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Not All Celebrate Dead with Food

Not All Celebrate Dead with Food

Commented Nov 3, 2012 at 19:12:31 in Latino Voices

“You are exactly right. We Latinos come from so different backgrounds! Thanks for your comment.”
Yo te saludo y tú no contestas... ¿Te criaron en un corral?

Yo te saludo y tú no contestas... ¿Te criaron en un corral?

Commented Aug 7, 2012 at 11:37:39 in Voces

“Yo diría que más que deconocer las normas de educación es no darle la importancia que tienen, por lo tanto pierden significado. Mucha gente las sabe pero como cada vez se practican menos, pues pierden importancia. Aún así, yo continuaré saludando! Gracias por el comentario.”
Yo te saludo y tú no contestas... ¿Te criaron en un corral?

Yo te saludo y tú no contestas... ¿Te criaron en un corral?

Commented Aug 7, 2012 at 11:35:17 in Voces

“Gracias, Jorge. Me causa gracia tu comentario sobre los académicos "que se creen pavos reales". Algunos son más "pavos" que "reales". El saludo es un acto de reconocimiento. Yo te veo, te saludo y reconozco tu presencia. Si no lo hago es como si no existieras. En el caso de mi artículo, yo era un estudiante como los otros, y aunque me tuve que morder la lengua para no decir públicamente "por favor, los estoy saludando", ganas no me faltaban. Incluso le comenté a alguien que iba a dcecir "muuuuu" si a la siguiente clase no me respondían, a ver si así se despabilaban. Pero nunca lo hice. En cambio, cuando enseño en clase, he sabido decir cosas como: "Si viajas a otro país y pones los pies sobre el asiento así como lo estás haciendo te verían muy mal". O, "Ten cuidado si vas a una entrevista de trabajo y te pones a 'textear'". Sé que esos comentarios no me van a hacer popular, pero alguien se los tiene que decir, y siempre lo hago con tacto, por supuesto.”
Yo te saludo y tú no contestas... ¿Te criaron en un corral?

Yo te saludo y tú no contestas... ¿Te criaron en un corral?

Commented Aug 7, 2012 at 11:25:47 in Voces

“Como sabes, hay de todo en todo en todo el mundo pero creo que en las familias latinas aún existe un énfasis en inculcar la normas básicas de educación. Eso no lo observo mucho por aquí. Sin embargo, decir "gracias" es algo que sí dicen con más frecuencia. Mi teoría es que cuando ambos padres trabajan y viven vidas tan ocupadas, los hijos pasan tiempo con otras personas que necesariamente no los van a educar con esos valores.”

Fran Jaime on Aug 7, 2012 at 11:53:28

“Así es. Por acá, muchas abuelitas o tías solteras cuidan a los niños y todabía se escucha mucho el "¿cómo se dice? GRACIAS!" o bien "¡Salude! Parece que lo bajaron del cerro a tamborazos!" :D”
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I Say Hello; You Say ... Nothing

Commented Aug 7, 2012 at 11:19:40 in Latino Voices

“Hola, Will. You were always busy but you always greeted back. But what happens nowadays is baffling. Hope everything is going well with you. I can't believe I left the Freep seven years ago!”
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I Say Hello; You Say ... Nothing

Commented Aug 6, 2012 at 00:16:45 in Latino Voices

“Good Ache-Be, I commend you. :-)”
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I Say Hello; You Say ... Nothing

Commented Aug 3, 2012 at 19:25:03 in Latino Voices

“No, just say hello to the ones that are close to you and then to the others when you run into them, when they are not busy.”
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I Say Hello; You Say ... Nothing

Commented Aug 3, 2012 at 12:22:12 in Latino Voices

“Jolene, you are not alone.
Someone told me that there is more of a difference between the south and the north. The northerners are industrious and are always busy; southerners have more time for manners. Is that a stereotype? I just think is culture and upbringing.
Nowadays is worse, I think. Parents work and spend less time with their children, so when they talk while chewing food, don't cover their mouths when yawning, place their feet on the chairs or table, don't offer their seat who someone who really needs it, text when talking to someone, there is no one to tell them differently. I see that with my students all the time.
Once, a student came to my office for advice. I starting helping him and asking questions. He would text and kept on doing it. I just said: "You came here looking for help, so please pay attention." He must have thought I was crazy.”
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I Say Hello; You Say ... Nothing

Commented Aug 3, 2012 at 12:08:12 in Latino Voices

“The rule I was taught is that the person who enters greets and say good-bye when leaving. It's funny, when I was a child there was the "Manual de urbanidad y buenas maneras" by Manuel Carreño, an old etiquette and civility book. When someone woudn't follow the basic rules, people would say: "I think he forgot Carreño." It's still available on Amazon.com.
Maybe we need an edition in English! :-)”

Susan HallBalduf on Aug 5, 2012 at 18:28:52

“Senorita Manners!”
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I Say Hello; You Say ... Nothing

Commented Aug 3, 2012 at 11:55:16 in Latino Voices

“Darrel, I think you are right. But, just saying hello, good morning or good night woudn't be "over-friendly," right?. When I mentioned this to a friend of mine, he told me that I would be happier (meaning I would find those kind of manners) living in the south.
But now I live in Chicago and it really got my attention when I would enter that classroom, say hello and nobody would respond... I did it for eight weeks, twice a week!
Thanks for your comment!”
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I Say Hello; You Say ... Nothing

Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 17:30:39 in Latino Voices

“Paul, wow. We certainly had very different upbringings. I was taught to greet when entering a room and say goodbye when leaving, no matter where you where. It does not need to be loud but certainly a basic norm of courtesy.”

Paul Ivice on Aug 3, 2012 at 01:07:36

“When entering a large room in a workplace where there is are individuals performinig different tasks and some may be on the telephone or in the midst of coversations? Really? To attract attention to yourself in such a situation would be considered very self-centered and rude.”
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I Say Hello; You Say ... Nothing

Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 13:31:53 in Latino Voices

“I live in the Midwest... the last seven years in Chicago, and trust me, I notice this daily. Of course, it's not everybody, but a lot of people don't greet, especially youngsters. Yes, people on the street say hi, but not as much as when you enter a room, or when they enter a room. But as you suggest, maybe in other industries people behave differently. Thanks for your comment!”
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A Mummy in Chicago

Commented Jun 16, 2012 at 22:11:58 in Latino Voices

“Thank you! You are fortunate... So you won't become a mummy! :-)”
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"Yo soy el alcalde de Chicago"

Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:21:40 in Latino Voices

“Thanks for your comment. Yes, I agree with you. And some other words that are similar can have different meanings, for example "stupid AND estúpido," "adequate AND adecuado."”
Alcalde Rahm Emanuel empieza a estudiar español

Alcalde Rahm Emanuel empieza a estudiar español

Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 19:17:36 in Voces

“Créeme, no es mala idea.”
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"Yo soy el alcalde de Chicago"

Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 22:26:21 in Latino Voices

“It's not easy to keep up with a language when there are little opportunity to practice it, I agree. You need to go out of your way to keep in touch with native speakers and publications in the language. But just to go through the experience of making an effort to communicate gives you a different panorama of the world. Congratulations.”
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"Yo soy el alcalde de Chicago"

Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 22:21:52 in Latino Voices

“What a great experience. Going to places where you can't communicate is a challenge. I went to Cairo this year and was not easy to buy farm cheese I was looking for. Last year in Istanbul I had similar problems. But those adventures help you realize how many immigrants feel when they leave their countries. Each place could be so different.”
Alcalde Rahm Emanuel empieza a estudiar español

Alcalde Rahm Emanuel empieza a estudiar español

Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 21:48:12 in Voces

“Siempre va a haber gente que critica, sea de alguna forma u otra. Esperemos que sean críticas constructivas.”
Alcalde Rahm Emanuel empieza a estudiar español

Alcalde Rahm Emanuel empieza a estudiar español

Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 21:45:59 in Voces

“Gracias por tu comentario... pero por lo menos hay que darle crédito que está haciendo el esfuerzo, no crees?”

casinolover91 on Jun 8, 2012 at 08:59:15

“El credito se le da a TODOS esos que hacen el esfuerzo para aprender cualquier idioma - pero no para ganarse votos de nadie. A mi no me enganan con eso. Yo mas bien me guio por lo que hacen por TODO el pueblo americano de cualquier idioma.”
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"Yo soy el alcalde de Chicago"

Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 19:46:26 in Latino Voices

“Thank you! ¡Gracias! Grazie! 谢谢!”
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"Yo soy el alcalde de Chicago"

Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 21:11:25 in Latino Voices

“I said that in Latin America "the United States is not called America. It's called the United States." I didn't talk about people; I talked about the country. Brazil is a great country, isn't it?
Yes, Mexicans call themselves Mexican. I've been there six times. It's a beautiful country.”
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"Yo soy el alcalde de Chicago"

Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 19:25:28 in Latino Voices

“I am also surprised how many people get angry as well. I don't think my statements were inflammatory. But I am sure if you ask them in person how they are doing they would answer: "GREAT! AWESOME! PHENOMENAL!"
But that's a topic for an upcoming column.”
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"Yo soy el alcalde de Chicago"

Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 19:22:13 in Latino Voices

“Naskit, "illegal alien" is not a nice term and is not used anymore. Please, remember when immigrants from Europe and other parts of the world arrived to the Americas as "illegal aliens" (as you call them) and established themselves here. Also, I never said that YOU need to learn Spanish. I am only praising Mayor Emanuel because he is making an effort.”

nasknit on Jun 11, 2012 at 03:02:40

“Actually, Mr. Leturia, You may not have "asked" me to learn to speak Spanish, BUT plenty of other Pro-illegal alien immigration proponents have! I have a good memory, & the "WE should learn Spanish" mantra has been around for decades.”
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"Yo soy el alcalde de Chicago"

Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 19:16:15 in Latino Voices

“That's a topic for another column.”
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"Yo soy el alcalde de Chicago"

Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 19:15:08 in Latino Voices

“Yes Vicky. I have to be careful when I speak Spanish around Spanish speakers from any of the 19 Spanish speaking countries south of Texas. Words have different meanings. Your "toto" anecdote is funny!”

Vicky Valentine Proud on Jun 6, 2012 at 01:12:27

“It was kind of embarrassing and funny at the same time, being on the end of a joke you didn't know was just that. But, in the end, it does get a good laugh.”
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