I think Hispanic means something with Spanish origins and Latinos are anything between the United States and South America. How off am I?
Not by much.
Hispanics are natives or descendats of people born in the Iberian Peninsula, basically Portuguese and Spanish.
Latinos are people who descend from people born in countries where their languages have evolved from Latin but mostly are assumed to have a bigger Spanish component to their heritage and in American continent are assumed to be only residents of South America.
Me? I'm Hispanic due to where I live, Latino due to my linguistic heritage, Caucasian-Hispanic for my genetics.
So, who am I insulting? Portuguese people. We admit what we are. Not really dirty in the higienic sense, more in the corrupt sense and we are lazy...
Come one, come all who want to insult if you feel the need to do so due to our self-loathing, we also have pretty strong shoulders.
Originally Posted by threechordcharlie and ratherdashing
I don't want to get too graphic, but some "*doors" are wide open and don't close. That's how they manage to put many things of varying sizes in there. That's becuz too many people have come in & exited thru that door.
"*doors" = front door and/or back door