Argie (Argentinian, Argentine)

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  • shoam

    Senior Member
    spanish argentina
    living in the US I have heard ARGIE... not often at all, certainly.

    But people mostly use Argentinian, Argentine and Argentinean

    Falkands... Falkland ... mmmhh...
    are you referening to Malvinas?
     

    pepone

    Senior Member
    ARGENTINA
    living in the US I have heard ARGIE... not often at all, certainly.

    But people mostly use Argentinian, Argentine and Argentinean

    Falkands... Falkland ... mmmhh...
    are you referening to Malvinas?
    Yep I am, but it's a thought that I have, there is a film called Argie that talks about that theme.

    It's what I think, thanks for clarify it.
     

    shoam

    Senior Member
    spanish argentina
    I'd say... it already existed. I believe I have read or heard it before. Well... not before, I was too young. I should say, from earlier sources.
    I am not sure anyway.
     

    sortu

    New Member
    English, UK
    I'm not sure if it existed before the war or not, but certainly that's when it became popular. I wouldn't say that it has negative connotations these days (unless it's preceded by an expletive adjective :p), it's much like the term "Aussie" for Australians (as mentioned above), although the average British person probably doesn't have any contact with or know much about Argentinians or their culture, which is obviously not the same with Australians ("Aussie" is definitely a friendly term).
    I'm just talking from a UK perspective of course...
     

    TheGauchito

    Senior Member
    USA
    Spanish - Argentina
    Just to add to the thread, I'm from Argentina and I don't mind ppl calling me "argie", I even use it QUITE often actually. I don't feel it has a negative connotation (at least not now). :)
     

    merquiades

    Senior Member
    English (USA Northeast)
    Como estadounidense, primera vez que lo "escucho".
    Honestly I've never heard it either. Well, I don't think so. Even if I did I wouldn't necessarily know what it meant or associate it to Argentina.

    It's logical though, but I wouldn't use it if I were Argentinian. It reminds me of other derogatory terms such as Frenchie or Paki.
     
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