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Soy gringa... Or not.

Is it a bad thing to call oneself a "gringa" (if one is indeed a caucasian American female) when speaking with Latinos? (context inside) [more inside]
posted by amyms on Jan 20, 2010 - 27 answers

Help me out with some quick business French!

Urgent business French question! Is "enchantée" appropriate for business use? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Sep 16, 2008 - 23 answers

Nous respondons a vos soiree? NRVS?!

RSVP means "respondez sil vous plait", but when I respond to an RSVP, is there a French acronym that acts as the "We are responding" counterpart to RSVP?
posted by parmanparman on Jun 3, 2008 - 17 answers

No hablo espanol but I'd like to be polite.

What is the polite way to deal with service workers who speak poor English in an English-speaking country? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Feb 22, 2008 - 25 answers

Is it misogynistic to use the "C-word?"

Is it considered misogynous to use "the C-word" ? It had never even occured to me that it might be until my sister asked that I never use it as it was "so anti-women." At the right moment, it's SUCH a useful word, but I don't want to appear to be "anti-women", since I'm not . Is my sister's view unusual?
posted by bunglin jones on Jan 17, 2005 - 112 answers

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