Growing up in Chicano culture you hear and say foo a lot, it's like dude. It doesn't necessarily mean that you're calling them a fool, unless that's the context. Anyway I tone it down for the Canadians so that they're not spooked. I accidentally let it slip out while trying to get my brother in laws attention because I was struggling with getting something open for some carnitas I was making. I probably said something like ey foo help me, I didn't really think about it. He did and then some couple hours later he comes up to me and acting weird saying he wants to apologize for anything he might have done and I'm like what? He says he would like to know what he did to make it up to me because I called him a fool. I felt so bad lol had to explain it wasn't like that.
@Sriracha, a great example of cultural clashing. Common used words being offensive.
Thanks for sharing
@Sriracha, i beat my little cousins up if they ever call me foo. Explained it to them that they’re not gangster in any way and now they never say it,.. I’m such a great teacher.
@Your Darkest Secret,... Ey foo
@Sriracha, that’s what they’d say to me and I’d respond with “I’m not a foo fool”...
now it’s just “sup cuzz”. A lot more respectful I think lol
@Your Darkest Secret, I get that. It's an interesting perspective. Here I am nonchalantly throwing out foo's as it doesn't hold weight for me but I'm sure it does for you since you find it disrespectful. Not saying your experience shouldn't be that, but interesting nonetheless.
@Sriracha, i see it more as an age thing. No little kid should be calling an older relative foo. They could call themselves that between their respective aged friends/family, but not to their uncles or older relatives lol. If we’re talking Latin culture
@Your Darkest Secret, oh sorry I misunderstood before then.
@Sriracha, don’t even know how to speak Spanish either lol. Son bien gueros
@Your Darkest Secret, así era mi hermano de pequeño. Tiene un nopal en la frente y no quería hablar español de niño. Ya de adolescente le dio pena no saber y ya lo platica.
My wife used to work with 2 Megan's. The employees had nicknames to distinguish between them.
Princess Megan/little Megan (very short girly girl)
Big Megan (very tall girl, medium build, would easily pass as a volleyball player)
One day, big megan was talking about how it was kinda annoying that she was Big Megan. Acknowledging she knew it wasn't because she was fat, but how that is clearly an understandable link.
The manager came in as she said, "I wish people wouldn't call me big megan" and the manager followed that up in an encouraging tone with, "well, if you don't like it, change it!"
One time I saw a chick that looked like my girlfriend (at the time) and when I mentioned it to her she said, “Was she prettier than me?” and I said, “Oh no, she was way uglier than you.”
@ImNotRacistBut, if you could rephrase/redo that, what would you say?
@Majesticmoose00, I’d run her over
Accurate depiction of me realizing that I will now witness tears and/or be subject to attempted murder.
I'm in that picture and I don't like it. My poor husband has suffer the brunt of my bluntness.