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Mexican Ethnic Labels: Chulo, Pachuco



Several people have sent in "corrections" to George Gehling's spelling of chicano words cavacho (gabacho) and chulo (cholo). Some time ago we discussed these two words. David Cavazos says "Chulo is really cholo (chulo is in a way almost the opposite of cholo). Vetrianos should be veteranos. Huda (police) is "judas"(Biblical term for traitor)". The spelling of these words is unstable, so the word "correct" may be inappropriate.

Ronald Hilton - 7/28/02


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