Madera neighbourhood

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, April 15, 2018, 08:40 (280 days ago) @ HolyMole

That word "joven" seems to have lots of different uses. I've heard 30 year old Mexicans call their 50 year old waiters at Paty's "joven". A tad insulting, I thought.....an English equivalent to "boy"?

Not at all. Again, you are bringing Anglo baggage into Mexican culture. I don’t know how proficient you are in Spanish, but if you were truly proficient then you’d know we joke and use such expressions like joven, viejo, gordo, flaco, negro and güero as terms of endearment. Not offensive at all.

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