Category Archives: Mexico

Mexican Independence Celebrations are Here… Stay Safe, my Friends. Wear a Mex Mask!

I know we cannot wait for all the food, drinking and piñatas coming our way this September, but the pinche coronavirus is still with us, people, so please plan accordingly and #WearADamnMask.  

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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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Chile Relleno and Wavy Carnitas Street Taco Lay’s Chips are Here… Because 2020 Is a Cruel Year

And just because 2020 couldn’t punish us enough, Lay’s has decided to turn two iconic Mexican dishes into … snacks in a bag. Yes, my friends, I might have been too busy blogging about bad translations in Mexico to focus … Continue reading

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The Mexican Tourism Office Wants you to Visit the Beautiful State of Warrior

Ah… Mexico! Land of beautiful landscapes, beaches, mountains and … incompetent people running the government. In the latest example of the train wreck the current administration is, the Website to promote tourism to Mexico (Visitmexico.com) has been translated into English … Continue reading

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No, Sellers Bros., Jalapeños are not Mexican Squash

I’m not entirely sure why, but a Texas supermarket chain decided to jalapeñosplain what a chile jalapeño is by calling it “Fresh Mexican Squash.” Really? After all these years in the USA I can safely say that both, Mexicans and … Continue reading

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COVID Taco Joint Serves Everything but Bat Tacos 🦠

Filing under “Mexicans: How Can Anyone Not Like Us?” Photo via Reddit

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Here’s a Mariachi Singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

Chances are this blogger will be terribly busy sleeping working on Saturday, July 4, but wanted to let y’all know, I’m all up for diversity. So, without further ado, please enjoy this rendition of The Star Spangled Banner by one … Continue reading

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Disney Wants you to Plunk Down $30 for Minnie Mouse Concha Ears Made in China

I don’t know about you, but when I think of Disney, I think of a ton of things before thinking Mexican sweet bread. But the house of Mickey Mouse is proudly peddling the $30 Minnie Mouse Concha Ears, which can … Continue reading

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This London Chef Wants you to Put Pineapple Ketchup on Cornflake-crumbed Tacos

The lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on Thomasina Miers’ children. That is why the co-founder of Wahaca, London’s weirdly-named Mexican eatery, has concocted a recipe for tacos that are… well… sure to please Londoners. We’re talking … Continue reading

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Mexican Luchadores Ask Hispanics to Pleeeease Wear a Mask

As every Mexican knows, in any good Lucha Libre match, the one who loses their mask pretty much loses the fight. With this premise in mind, advertising agency d’expósito & Partners has launched “Lucha vs. El Virus,” a PSA campaign … 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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Mexicans are Making Face Masks Featuring Luchadores

They cost between $150 and $200 Mexican pesos (less than 9 bucks) and are available for children and adults. The idea came from Mexican wrestler el Hijo del Soberano, who has been producing these beauties like crazy as the cases … 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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Mexicans Are Selling a ‘Mystic Candle’ to Fight Off Coronavirus

The above candle is being sold as a “mystic product” and it promises to protect us from the evils of coronavirus. In fact, according to the owner of this establishment in Tabasco, all you have to do is light it … Continue reading

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Mexico Figures out the Best Way to Enforce Social Distancing

In these times of pandemia, we all now know what social distancing (also called “physical distancing,”) means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing, the CDC recommends to stay at … Continue reading

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