Most Central American countries have different denomonyms than the “official ones.”
Guatemala = guatemaltec@s or chapines
El Salvador = salvadoreñ@s or guanac@s
Honduras = hondureñ@s or catrach@s
Nicaragua = nicaragüenses or nicas
Costa Rica = costarricenses or ticos
Panama = panameñ@s or panas
Some are easy to figure out as to why they have that name, however some standout like chapines/guanac@s/catrach@s.
If ya didn’t know:
The word actually comes from footwear that was worn by the Guatemalans(Maya). They were easily identifiable by people of other countries so that’s how they became identified. This is what it looks like:
When General Florencia Xatruch returned from a battle with William Walker, whose purpose was to invade Central America, the people yelled “¡Vienen los Xatruches!” at the soldiers. Xatruches later turned into catruches which then turned into catrach@s
The word comes from Poton-Lenca, an indigenous language spoken in El Salvador. It means brother/brotherhood. People celebrate an event called Guanacasco, meaning “gathering of brothers” under the Guanacaste (Tree of Brotherhood).
“The Kinslayer” by Nightwish
“The Ballad of Charles Whitman” by Kinky Friedman
“New Hope” by Five Iron Frenzy
“So Long” by Everlast
“Sniper” by Harry Chapin
“The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun” by Julie Brown
“Jeremy” by Pearl Jam
“Rival” by Pearl Jam
“I Don’t Like Mondays” by The Boomtown Rats (also covered by Bon Jovi, Ron Sexsmith and Tori Amos)
“A New Hope” by Five Iron Frenzy.
“Youth of the Nation” by P.O.D.
“Educated Hate” by Rorshack
“Stole” by Kelly Rowland
“The Anatomy Of a School Shooting” by Ill Bill
“Ticking” by Elton John
“To the Teeth” by Ani DiFranco
“Classtime Horror” by Madd Maxxx
“Vengeful Possesion” by Madd Maxxx
“The Nobodies” by Marilyn Manson
“Ronnie” by Metallica
“Cassie” by Flyleaf
“April 20” by Yellowcard
“Monday” by The Living End
“Rock the 40oz.” by Leftöver Crack
“Lullaby For Wayne” by Weezer
“She’s Anti” by Home Grown
“Hero” by Superchic[k]
“Black Shadow Symphony” by Westworld
“Columbine High Blues” by Countess
“Columbine Killing Machine” by Ressurrector
“In Praise of School Shooters” by Pink Eye
“This Is Your Time by Michael W. Smith (also covered by Five Iron Frenzy)
“Friend of Mine” by Jonathan and Stephen Cohen - survivors of the Columbine School Shooting
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Charlie Chaplin referred to him as “The best friend I ever had in Hollywood”. They first met in 1916.
Douglas Fairbanks passed away December 12th 1939. 27 years later - According to Jeffrey Vance- “Chaplin Genius of the Cinema”(2003):
“Chaplin reflected in 1966 that Fairbanks was “the most charming man I ever met. He was a marvelous man, a great man, the nicest man I ever met. And considerate, charming, and enthusiastic. He was everything and he was interested in everybody. He was very frank – we didn’t always see eye to eye – but he was my very dear friend".
In the book “Douglas Fairbanks: In His Own Words:
“There is only ONE King in pictures - Chaplin; and only ONE Queen - Mary Pickford. The rest of us must be content to be pretty good and compete with EACH OTHER!.
#1 A favorite, taken 1916
#2-4 Charlie visits Douglas on set of his film “His Majesty, The American” 1919
#5 Set of “The Circus”
#6 Set of “The Gold Rush”
#7 1931 advertisement, Charlie, Mickey and Doug join forces.
#8 Set of “The Great Dictator” November 15th 1939, the last time they saw each other.