This story was told to me.. many many moons ago... Do you ever wonder how Americans got the name Gringo?? Well during the Mexican/American war. There was a group of Irish immigrants who joined as a volunteer force. And as they marched they would sing a song, the words would echo across the Rio Grande... "Green Grows the violets of Ireland!" "Green Grows the violets of Ireland" Well as the words echoed across, and the Irish volunteers sang their song, emphasizing the first two words... All the Hispanic soldiers heard was Green Grows... or some semblence there in... So when they met, American were called Green Go's!!.. I am sure this is not true.. but its funny!!