Category Archives: Language

Lost a Loved One? Worry Not; America Has you Covered

Lost your abuelita to old age? Did your tío just get deported? Worry not. There’s a greeting card for that! *Everything is cool, but it wouldn’t hurt to put that accent over the “o.”

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Good Luck Marketing this Cake Mix to Spanish Speakers

Apparently, White King’s steamed white cake mix is very popular in South East Asia; and it can be yours for only $2.99 in Amazon.com. I can only guess how popular -or not- it will become among Spanish-speakers. Who will be … Continue reading

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The Pro-Trump Mob Assault on the Capitol in One Word

The day after a pro-Trump mob assaulted the nation’s Capitol, Metro, a Mexico City tabloid, printed what this blogger declares the best headline ever on the whole messy situation. Please also note the wonderful use of the word zafarrancho, a … Continue reading

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Mexico’s COVID-19 Czar Goes to the Beach; Hilarity Ensues

After urging people to stay home, wear a mask, keep a safe distance from others and avoid going on vacation, Mexico’s coronavirus czar, Hugo López-Gatell, decided to take a maskless beach vacation in Oaxaca, prompting a wave of criticisms among … Continue reading

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Is this the Best Name for a Taquería or what?

I never heard of this Mexican restaurant before, nor I’ve ever set foot in Bristol Virginia, but if their tacos are as good as its name, I envision a bright future for these people. Oh, and I want to buy … Continue reading

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Move Over, Baby Jesus! Baby Yoda Wants a Piece of your Rosca de Reyes

Three Kings Day (better known as Día de Reyes in Spanish-speaking countries) is celebrated on January 6 to honor the Three Wise Men (Los tres reyes magos) who went through great lenghts to visit baby Jesus and bring tons of … Continue reading

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Spanglish Version of “Georgia on My Mind” Is Catchy –and Will Hopefully Help Flip Georgia

The East Los Angeles-band Las Cafeteras has partnered with the New Georgia Project to create a Spanglish version of the iconic song “Georgia on My Mind” to support Black and Hispanic participation in the Georgia US Senate Runoffs. “We re-imagined … Continue reading

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How I Ended up in Twitter Jail

Ok I didn’t see *this* coming. On the morning of Dec. 15, as I opened up my email account, I saw a message from Twitter with the following Subject: Your Twitter account has been locked. My first reaction was –of … Continue reading

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Medical Marketing in Mexico Be Like…

Today in our always popular section Mexicans, How Can Anyone not Like us? I give you Dr. Ricardo Madrigal, whose urology clinic specializes in non-surgical penis enlargements and fixing other virile malfunctions. Judging from Dr. Madrigal’s marketing tactics, he’s not … Continue reading

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CVS y más, the ‘Hispanic CVS,’ Expands to New York, New Jersey. Still, no Tacos in Sight

A couple of years ago, Austin, TX correspondent, Sara Inés Calderón, spotted this on Stassney & S Congress Avenue, so this blogger had to go dig deeper into the meaning of “y más.” And do I have news for y’all! … 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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¡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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