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Why do Mexicans call westerners "Gringo"?

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sombreroWhy do Latino people call westerners "Gringo"?
Tilo, Kentish Town

Answer

Name: Salvadore
Qualification: I'm Mexican
Answer: A long time ago during the Mexican-American War, Mexican soldiers wore green and they were told "green go" which has been shortened to gringo.
(James O'Brien: But they speak Spanish. Why would they say "green go" instead of "verde go"?)

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