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Dear Gabacho: "Hijos de puta"? Methinks someone is spending too much time with Argies; the correct disparaging term in Mexican Spanish is "hijos de la chingada" ("sons of the fucked one," literally, but actually referring to Malinche, Cortés' translator who's forever hated in Mexico as a whore — a puta — so you're technically correct ... but still! You need to know your Mexican Spanish!). And while you call yourself a Know Nothing, you're obviously not — you care enough about your Mexi neighbors to watch out for their dogs, you understand the primacy of respeto in the Mexican psyche, and you seem to know more Spanish than some Chicano politicians. No need to call the police or la migra on this one (and besides, the kids are most likely what your supposed ilk would call "anchor babies" but the Constitution calls "American citizens"): instead, you and your Mexi neighbor should approach the parents and tell them what their chamacos are doing. If they don't care, then time to get nuclear: bust out the chancla.

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