The colloquially known as nicknames Nicknames are those with many friends call a gang member, referring to him in a different way in their own name.
The nicknames or nicknames that are most used in the colloquial language are usually related to body features: fat, skinny, black, etc. Its use can be simply nickname, but also discriminatory or aggressive. The subject receiving the nickname, on the other hand, may take it positively, indifferently, or angrily.

Name given to a person instead of his own and that generally refers to a defect, quality or particular characteristic that distinguishes it. Another example: his henchman was very ugly, very clumsy and very rude, who had been known since he was born by the nickname of Caramala, and he deserved it.

However, it is important to highlight the very common popular offensive nicknames. They also hurt the feelings of a person, can cause serious psychological consequences, especially during the most delicate stages of our development as childhood and adolescence. In an ideal world, no one would call another person a term that denotes any physical defect or mental handicap; but the reality is that these are the most common nicknames.

In the academic context, it is also common for students to nominate their teachers. However, this kind of nicknames generally have a humorous note. Nicknames can also be positive. In fact, in the musical context, we see the case of Rocio Jurado was and is known by the nickname of “the greatest” or also known colloquially as Bruce Springsteen Chief. In such case, a nickname acquired such great importance that the public identifies the person directly in this way, as well as the name of it.