How many pinoys in the house?? - page 4

Just curious how many pinoys are on allnurses.com Please post to this message and please say where you're from and where you are now, if you're studying or already a nurse. And any other info... Read More

  1. by   SuesquatchRN
    Hey, I have a question that I mean seriously, because I've been wondering about this.

    Is "Pinoy" a term that would be offensive coming from my white western mouth? I'd sure hesitate to use it, kinda like some American folks call one another a name affectionately that'd get me (deservedly) beaten to a pulp if I tired it.
  2. by   lawrence01
    No, it's not offensive at all.
  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from lawrence01
    No, it's not offensive at all.
    Thanks, Lawrence.

  4. by   powerbloc
    Hi! Powerbloc from marikina but working here in Kuwait! Nice to be onboard!!! Hope 2 hear more from all of ya' !!!
  5. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from Suesquatch
    Hey, I have a question that I mean seriously, because I've been wondering about this.

    Is "Pinoy" a term that would be offensive coming from my white western mouth? I'd sure hesitate to use it, kinda like some American folks call one another a name affectionately that'd get me (deservedly) beaten to a pulp if I tired it.
    ----

    if you ask me, it seems odd that a non-filipino would call me "pinoy" (i.e. to call my attention, greet???). even if you don't mean to take offense (i'm sure you're not THAT kind), you may end up being thought to be guilty of what you're trying to avoid. to be safe, better call "pinoys" by their names and be delighted by the many terms of endearment we use for ourselves ....e.g. girlie (that's normally for a lady), boyet (hopefully for a guy, hehe), ding-dong (yup, like your doorbell), jhun (make sure that's spelled correctly, too), toyang or baby (even if she's decades over toddlerhood!!!) and whole lot of double-syllables...ning-ning, ling-ling, jojo....

    i'm curious, what's that white-thing-name you call yourself??? i hope you can find the strength to answer. for educational purposes only...thanks!
  6. by   lawrence01
    Personally, I find nothing wrong w/ a non-Filipino uttering "pinoy'. It's just short for Filipino, anyway. Right? It's the not the same as the "N" word.

    Just my two cents.
  7. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from lawrence01
    Personally, I find nothing wrong w/ a non-Filipino uttering "pinoy'. It's just short for Filipino, anyway. Right? It's the not the same as the "N" word.

    Just my two cents.
    hey lawrence!

    sure, "pinoy" is our shortened, endearing term for filipino....not that i'm offended, no. imagine a non-filipino calling out to you.."mr. pinoy!". doesn't it feel impersonal? and if you'd think about it, specially in a work situation, this is why we have names, right? or maybe we're not thinking of the same situation/context? definitely, i don't deny in any way that i am Filipino. i am, PROUDLY.

    ok...this is off-greeting mood...i just got curious about the other poster's question. i think, generally, in dealing with people here in the u.s., regardless of your earnest motives, any reference to ethnicity can be like walking on thin ice. until we know people well enough, i feel it's safer to steer clear of such terms.
  8. by   myres07
    Proud Pinoy here! Yay! I am not a RN yet but I am workin' on it. I am currently residing here in CT, USA.
  9. by   potskipottie
    hi! proud pinoy here too! RN from Marikina, fresh grad. hopefully by next year, i'll be with you guys in the States! Mabuhay mga Pinoy!
  10. by   jayann
    Quote from Rep
    There's a lot but many are not active anymore.

    Was from Zamboanga City and in California now.
    I am from Zambo too. currently in the beautiful abu dhabi, UAE. hopefully be in USA, soon.
  11. by   jayann
    im from zambo city, currently in ABU DHABI, UAE. Pinoys are really in demand all over the world and I am proud to be one.
  12. by   Rep
    Quote from jayann
    I am from Zambo too. currently in the beautiful abu dhabi, UAE. hopefully be in USA, soon.
    I am glad to know that. Good luck to your dreams!
  13. by   crumvy
    crumvy is here from the city of love!!!!... iloilo.... and next month will join to you guys there in the US of A particularly in Minnesota...

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