Category Archives: Language

¡Dios Mío! There is a Latino Cards Against Humanity

I don’t know who needs to hear this but Fitz Games has launched a party game targetting Latinos (or, as they like to call them now, the Latinx community.) Called ¡Dios Mío! the game comes on the heels of other creations … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Corrido Is Here and it Was Inevitable

It took Alan y Roberto (a Mexican duet) barely two hours to write a corrrido dedicated to the coronavirus, but the song is on its way to become a YouTube hit. “I told him we are going to make a … Continue reading

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Biden Beats Trump and this Is the Tabloid Cover for the Ages

I’ve spent many, MANY, years on this blog trying to explain “Latin things” or “Mexican things” to a mostly monolingual, crowd and I believe I’ve been pretty good at it. Until now. The above cover by a Mexican tabloid perfectly … Continue reading

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Why I’ll Never Get a Job in Mexico

This fine Mexican salon is hiring a stylist who won’t show up hungover at work –and I’m running out of options, here! Photo via Reddit

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Act Now! The Grammatically-Challenged ‘Latinos for Trump’ T-Shirts Are Now on Sale

Via: Zazzle.com

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Today in Awkward Translations…

Even Google Translate knows that the best translation for “Dulce de leche” is caramel, but oh well…

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Meet Harry Poller: The Magician Behind Delicious Chicken

From the always-popular section Mexicans: How can anyone not like us? comes one of the world’s smartest name ever, spotted somewhere in Mexico, home of some of the most surreal (i.e. wondrous stuff I’ve ever seen.) Are you still not sure Mexico is … Continue reading

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How to NOT Market your ‘Mexican-Flavored’ Snacks

Spanish food conglomerate Frit Ravich might want to learn how to use mexicanismos when marketing their “Mexican-flavored” snacks. According to the packaging of these Mexican-flavored sunflower seeds, the taste of these babies will leave you shaking your maracas and playing … Continue reading

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The Hispanic Star Joins Nonsensical Trend of Putting an ‘Ñ’ where it Doesn’t Belong

Remember that nonsensical trend of putting “eñes” where they don’t belong just to make something look –and sound– more authentically “Latino?” Well, it looks like salsa makers and Hispanic journalists organizations are not alone in this thing. The latest to … Continue reading

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Pro-Trump Super PAC Thinks this Ad Is in Spanish

A Spanish-language pro-Trump TV ad running airing in Florida, has been highly criticized by democrats for its intent on “dividing Black and Latino communities over Joe Biden’s possible pick of a Black running mate.” What many have yet to see … Continue reading

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No, Trader Joe’s; I Don’t think Trader José Is Racist 🙄

In the latest sign that fighting racism in America is not really going to the heart of the problem, Trader Joe’s this week said it will be removing names such as Trader José’s, Arabian Joe’s and Trader Ming’s that critics … Continue reading

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This Book Wants you to Find Frida the Same Way you Find Waldo

What better way to celebrate Frida Kahlo’s upcoming birthday than… by making a book to find her as we go about finding Waldo? Publisher Laurence King is busy promoting Find Frida, a new book by Catherine Ingram (illustrated by Laura … Continue reading

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Tired of Boring Rosé? How about a Luchador Cabernet?

Still stuck at home with plenty of time to try novelty beverages? How about playing Lotería while you sip some local wine? Using the tagline “This is not your abuela’s wine,” a California winery is peddling what seems to be … Continue reading

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When English Translations and Mexico City Collide

Speaking of my homecountry –and awesome translations– I give you this CDMX pesero, whose owner has earned a spot on this blog for being exactly what he claims to be: The More Dick –presumably “El más verga.” Go ahead and … Continue reading

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Pinball Machines: The Latest Victims of COVID-19 in Mexico

Reddit user IranRoman in Guanajuato, Mexico, captured this image showing two unsuspecting victims of COVID-19: Retro arcade games. The sign literally says “Out of order because COVID-19,” which in Spanish sounds like they are not working because they “got” the … Continue reading

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