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güera

güera
 n.— «I’m in the middle; I get judged twice. If I do speak Spanish, everyone is, “Whoa,” and if I don’t speak Spanish, the Mexicans are saying, “She’s just another guera (light person).”» —“Cultural learning curve” by Elizabeth Aguilera Denver Post (Colorado) July 18, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • This was my father’s pet name for my mother, who was blonde with blue eyes. I understand it to be a kind name meaning “blondie”.

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