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Re: Did Gringoes First Grow in Scotland?

>Hi Cousins,
>        In all the reading I have done the song Green Grow the Rushes Oh,
>is the genesis for the term Gringo.  My Mexican friends also agree to this
>idea.  David-----Original Message-----

Dictionaries claim that gringo came from griego,
which means Greek, with a connotation of "stranger".

The version I heard actually had Green Grow the Lilacs.

For both songs and two versions of each, see

The eighty Scots mercenaries at the Alamo didn't exist,
but there were several Scots volunteers at the Alamo,
and the number might have grown in the telling.

There's a link to the Alamo web page from the above,
so you can find the list of those who died there.

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