How Do you Say ‘Bell Pepper’ in ‘Hispanic Spanish’?… Hint: It’s Not pimiento

campana

Remember plontomeros?

Turns out Harlem Hispanics are not alone in their quest to come up with the awesomest translations for non-Hispanic vegetables.

The turn is now for green –and red– Bell Pepper, which have become Chile Campana, because “pimiento” is a boring word and my people are just the best of the best.

As seen in San Mateo, California by Begoña Lozano, purveyor of awesome postings.

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One Response to How Do you Say ‘Bell Pepper’ in ‘Hispanic Spanish’?… Hint: It’s Not pimiento

  1. In Colombia a bell pepper is called un pimentón. A chile, by the way is called un ají. The names of food in different Spanish-speaking regions is a fun subject. Love your blog, Rich

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