correctness or political correctitude (adjectivally, politically
correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC) is an attitude or
policy of being careful not to offend or upset any group of people
in society who are believed to have a disadvantage.
and I know that every one passionately strives to be "cool,
avant-garde, and, of course, politically correct." You can hardly
say anything to anyone anymore, because they might get "offended" if
a tiny speck of boo-boo falls in their politically correct 'botella
de lechita'... or better said, "lacteous nourishment container."
How about "homeless" becoming —"outdoor urban dwellers"?
Hearest thou an Amén?
Nowadays, children hit and disrespect their parents and you
can't spank 'em anymore, cuz they lock you up! Prisoners now sue
their victims... and as my Tio Genaro used to say "Birds shoot back
at the shotguns." Gasp!! I know no' mo'.
"It's better to have loved. Period."
Who Dat Man?
by Les Rivera
One of his quotes from jibaros.com reads: “A Puerto Rican shall not be
to describe Don Jibaro as anything less than
riveting would be an understatement of his own
Don Jibaro is the owner/operator
of some of the world’s busiest Puerto Rican websites,
Over the years, Orlando (his real name) has also left a
legacy of volunteer work in the Los Angeles area...
HOLD ALT and enter codes in the number
pad right of keyboard, then release ALT
(sorry, it only works with the number pad)
Á = 0193
É = 144
Í = 0205
Ó = 0211
Ú = 0218
© = 0169
® = 0174
Æ = 146
æ = 145
« = 174
» = 175
á = 160
é = 130
í = 161
ó = 162
ú = 163
ü = 0252
ñ = 164
Ñ = 165
¢ = 155
¿ = 168
¡ = 173
½ = 171
¼ = 172
¾ = 0190
° = 248
• = 249
÷ = 0247
¢ = 0162
‘ = 0145
’ = 0146
“ = 0148
” = 0147
is oftentimes bringing us more chaos than order. It is now
fashionable to claim different ethnic roots. However, many are
trying to define racial and ethnic groups without stepping into each
others toes… a task that is becoming more difficult each time. As
Puerto Ricans we are, of course, included in a whirlpool of
confusion and struggle in a psychological hand-to-hand combat with
Everybody wants to have a somewhat aristocratic quality or flavor
relating to their own gentry and no one desires to be identified by
vulgarity or rudeness… However, maintaining or striving to maintain
the appearance of superior or middle-class social status or
respectability requires hard work as individuals as well as a
This work must be devoid of false delicacy, prudery, or affectation.
It's so true that, while none no one wants to be classified as a
phony, not too many care to abstain from behaving or doing the
things that automatically will make you one... like promising
something and not delivering it.
We have learned that the greater proportion of the members of an
ethnic group of people determines the group’s character. This tends
to preserve ithe basic form of civilization and customs, arts and
crafts, legends, traditions, and superstitions from generation to
generation. Thus, we pass on what and who we are.