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Thats why I'm proud to be puertorican (BORICUA)Why Puerto Ricans are so cool... We are a mix of the best of every race. Our legal drinking age is 18. We can't care less what other people think of us. We are not only bilingual but we can speak 'Spanglish' Our women are the most beautiful in the world, (5 Miss Universe) We are LATIN, and yet AMERICANS Mofongo (that's all I have to say) In PR, any road will take you to a beach..... or a pub. We are the only 'territory' of another country with our own Olympic teams. We do everything under the sun... because we CAN! Because even though we are a territory we are still a whole NATION. We don't need to take vacations to be in a tropical paradise. In PR everything is really close. I can call you sir ('USTED'), and insult you in the same sentence. Our Spanish is completely different than any other Spanish speaking country. We all have cool nicknames. We have the best athletes in the world. We make some of the best coffee of the world. WE CAN DANCE!!!!!!!!! They come from around the world to hire our engineers and scientists. We are the country with the most roads by square mile (and there is still traffic). We have the longest swimming pool in the world (Cerromar) La 'Calle del Cristo' (San Juan P.R.) was the first road of 'The New World ' to be paved. 86% of the rum drunk in the U.S. is from Puerto Rico. We have more female engineers than any other country. (and you still call us machistas?) We know how to party, without absurd curfew laws.We are the major RUM manufacturer of the world. The bats for the Movie Batman Forever were filmed in Las Cuevas de Camuy, P.R. We invented the MayoKetchup! We kicked the DREAM TEAM's ass Puerto Rico has one of the world's highest productivity ratios. Salsa music was the fastest growing genre in the last 20 years. Four Puerto Ricans received the Congress Medal of Honor Eurípides Rubio, Carlos Lozada, Héctor Santiago y Fernando Luis Ledesma García. Only 4 baseball players have 2 Home Runs in the same Inning; 3 of them are Puerto Ricans (Roberto Clemente, Roberto Alomar and Carlos Baerga) Tito Trinidad never went to the Olympics but defeated 4 gold medal champions. A Puerto Rican, Nellie Toledo, designed the 1984 Camaro Berlinetta. We were the 5th country in THE WORLD to have a radio station. (before Washington D.C.) Junior Cordero (Puerto Rican) won the Kentucky Derby 3 times. There is only 7 fluorescent lagoons in the world; we have 4 of them. Giovanni Hidalgo is considered the best percussionist in THE WORLD. Jose Feliciano is in the top 3 guitar players in THE WORLD (don't forget he is blind). The Discovery 500; Solar car designed by the Mayaguez College won 41 awards en Sunrayace , Iowa in 1993. We established the first lottery system in the New World. NOT TO BAD FOR A 100 X 35 MILES ISLAND... plus we are from the island no from New York.
by Rfael July 18, 2009
 
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Oh, yeah! It was about damn time someone said the truth! I agree with Lobito Triste on this one folks. The Americans have a huge misconception about Puerto Ricans. They think we are like Fat Joe, or Jlo and those Newyorkricans. Puertoricans are a nice breed of people that are way more different than those ppl you see on the streets saying stuff like YO! WhAD UP DAWG? In order to understand what a puertorican is you must visit the island or meet people that actually came from the island. There's a difference between newyorkricans and Puerto Ricans (newyorkricans is how people from the island call those puerto ricans that were born and raised on the U.S. regardless of where they are) And like Lobito Triste said there are is an increasing number of Headbangers and skaters on the island. (It's rare to find that kind of puertoricans on the U.S. and I happen to be one of them thank you very much.)

Not all of us listen to reggaeton and talk with that urban accent. We can speak both spanish and English properly. I just want to say that we are a race that we have a little bit of white, indian and black blood in our veins and that's what makes us so diverse.
Not all Puerto Ricans are ghetto, that's exactly what gives the puerto ricans such a bad name. :D
by Unique human55 August 31, 2005
 
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noun.
1.One who hails from the island of Puerto Rico
2.One whose family is descended from the island of Puerto Rico
3. Any item deriving it's origin from the island of Puerto Rico
4.Any item relating to the people of Puerto Rico/Puerto Ricans


Also known as Boricua, Puerto Ricans are amongst the most bangin peeps in the world.
Joaquin's mother is Puerto Rican, while his father is from England.

I have a Puerto Rican Flag on my wall, right above my bed.

The Puerto Rican Paradeis in two hours, so don't be late.
by Nomamao January 28, 2004
 
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A person from puerto rico and/or of puerto rican descent. They are Beautiful,diverse and Lively people comprised primarily of Taino, African and/or European origin.
I am of puerto rican origin.

Boy, Those puerto ricans sure are friendly.

Puerto Rican is not a race, it's an ethnic background.

The Puerto Rican culture is so spunky and Beautiful.
by Adamari May 09, 2005
 
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I happen to be Puerto Rican myself and I've noticed that there seems to be a lot of misconceptions about us. We're not all stupid dirty cacos like some dumbass hick would have you believe and some of us actually have real goals and lead honest lives instead of selling drugs and living off welfare.

And no, not all of us like reggaeton and have bad taste in music, a good number of us listen to a variety of music including rock(in fact there's an increasing number of headbangers and alternative types here in the island).

And we don't ALL hate the USA or Americans. Sure some do, mostly the right wingers from the separatist party hate the US but not all us, in fact, a good number of Puerto Ricans would like nothing more than to make Puerto Rico a state of the US but that's not likely to happen any time soon.
Me. Hola, Como estas?
by El Lobito Triste May 27, 2005
 
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A driving maneuver that involves the improper changing of multiple lanes from side of a highway or interstate system to the other, often times to make an exit.
Chad almost missed our exit but we pulled a Puerto Rican and made the off ramp
by cubsruleall February 17, 2010
 
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An island smaller than Rhode Island but with the ability to produce incredibly good looking people :) and PLEASE do not judge them for what a "newyorican" do or acts like. Meet a real one before making your decision.
such as small island can produce 5 miss universe (currently) while as big as the US is they only have 7. That should tell you something about puerto rican women
by Jose el boricuoso September 26, 2007
 
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1. a person born on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico; a person of Puerto Rican lineage living in any part of the world, especially the United States. 2. a type of Latino gene pool, considered by many to be the most mixed and diverse. 3. warriors or warrior blood that culminates beautiful, strong, powerful people.
The guy's eyes look greyish-honey. Does he wear contacts? Answer: No, he is Puerto Rican, and that is his natural eye color. Those Puerto Ricans are very proud of their culture and island; it must be because of their history, beauty, fearlessness, talents, and that damn beautiful, special island of theirs... Mommy, I wish I was Puerto Rican instead of Mexican. Why wasn't I born in Puerto Rico?
by malvin June 14, 2007