by Gustavo Arellano
Dear Mexican: I reside in up-state nyc (that’s any a portion of the state north on the city, for you West Coasters), and even though we a comparatively little Mexican society, we many Puerto Ricans, especially in the city we live. Here’s my question: many days I’ve overheard my PR friends accuse each other of being “lazy Mexicans” as a good-humored insult. I’m wondering if about western shore, in which We anticipate there are most Mexicans than Puerto Ricans, should anyone ever accuse both to be “lazy Puerto Ricans?” I’ve asked my personal PR family this matter, nonetheless they imagine it is insane. I’m of Irish heritage, and that I was shocked one-day to discover that every one of the Polish humor We was raised with were Irish humor in The united kingdomt. I’m fascinated if perhaps it’s the exact same thing right here. Fundamentally, I read my buddies to be Latino, and additionally they don’t have trouble with that until anybody calls them a Mexican. A lot like individuals claiming I’m Irish, but accusing myself of being Protestant whenever I’m Catholic. –Son of Erin
Dear Mick: Ah, another chance to trot out my all-time best joke: Why aren’t there any Puerto Ricans on celebrity Trek? Since they don’t are employed in the future, either. Silly chiste, but that’s the purpose. As brilliantly put forth by Christie Davies within his study of cultural wit, The Mirth of regions, simple jokes by one cultural cluster against another indicates latent hostility toward the joked-upon, but absolutely nothing major.