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Old Posted Jul 3, 2008, 3:16 PM
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We've GOT to work on our language here....

When did "Latin" become interchangeable with "Latino" or "Hispanic"????

Last time I checked, Latin implies the cultures associated and derived from ancient Italy... you know where ROME was located?

Just like this jumble of mess that I'm typing on the keyboard (modern English) is a semi-Romantic language-- it developed concurrently from archaic French and archaic German/Celt.

So to use a term like LATIN would imply derivation of over HALF of the Western World, including the former British Empire. Hispanic implies a direct origin from Spain.
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