5/14/2012 5:14:41 PM

  • Karen, that’s interesting. My source is the Online Etymology Dictionary, and I’ve found the “guapo” etymology referenced in a few other places as well. I did a bit of digging, and found that “without papers” seems to be what’s known as a “backronym”—that is, someone coined the phrase to fit the letters of the word, rather than the other way around!!
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