In case you were wondering, this blog continues to keep tabs on mainstream media and the #ItsColombiaNotColumbia gaffe. This time the honor goes to Deadline.com
Because, you know, it’s not over until it’s over.
hat tip: Jack Rico
A pop-up burger restaurant in Australia thought it was a great idea to peddle a Pablo Escobar-themed burger named –what else?– a Pablo Escoburger.
The creation, which has drawn the fury of many across social media, is named after the infamous Colombian (NOT Columbian) drug lord Pablo Escobar. The thing is aptly named “Patrón Burger” and features “a line of white powder, garlic flour, on top of the bun with a rolled up, fake $100 note stuck on top.”
This story is great and all that, but please Fox News: #ItsColombiaNotColumbia*
Via: Fox News
* con una chingada
Having mastered the art of writing “Colombia” when it meant to write “Columbia,” The New York Times via The Associated Press has decided to move onto yet another Latin American-themed, Spanish-language mixup.
So, as I was saying: #ItsManuelNotManual*
Just like #ItsColombiaNotColumbia
Hat tip: @tropicarlitos
It is not a huge secret that Jeb Bush has a pretty decent command of the Spanish language. And now, thanks to the New York Times, we also know he’s also good at guessing the Latin American country where a person is from based on his/her accent.
Per an a March 29, 2015 article:
HUDSON, N.H. — As Jeb Bush mingled with Hispanic workers on a company tour a few weeks ago on his first trip here as an all-but-declared candidate for president, he was able to guess the region in Colombia where one woman was born just from hearing her accent.
He should know better.
While many politicians — and pretty much most “regular Americans”– insist on confusing Colombia with Columbia –and viceversa — something like that would simply be an unforgivable and goofy mistake for a man whose Mexican wife goes by the name of –what else?– Columba.
Editor’s Note: Depending on the success -or not- of Jeb Bush’s campaign for 2016, this blogger will be launching a new category: #ItsColumbaNotColumbia
From the #ItsColombiaNotColumbia department.
Hat tip: @gabosama
After years of living in the U.S. and hearing such wonderful things about Columbian stars, Columbian telenovelas or the Columbian economy, I made the wise decision to move close to the neighborhood. Alas, all I found there was a bunch of young people carrying books, going up and down some stairs and looking quite anxious about something.
Then I realized there was yet another Columbia, one that apparently is farther away, but promises to be a bit more fun.
Colombia, it seems, is actually a country in South America (whoa!) so this blogger is determined to give that one a chance.
My sources tell me I will not be able to find Queso “columbiano,” over there, but I think I’ll manage. [You cannot have your queso and eat it too, right?]
All this to say: This blog will be on vacation for a while, though I promise to check back real soon and let you know if the other Colombia was worth the wait.
It was just a matter of time before food makers jumped on the Columbia-trend-wagon.
See? First the Washington Post wrote a story about Columbia’s Free Trade Agreement and then CBS called Shakira the ‘Columbian Carrie Bradshaw.’ And now, Nuestro Queso, LLC, a small outlet in Hackensack, N.J. which cannot even spell its own name on the company’s URL, is peddling Queso Fresco Columbiano.
Wait! If it’s fresh and Columbian, shouldn’t we call it Queso Freshman instead?
[and don’t get me started on “El Pueblano” but that’s another story…]
UPDATED: SEEMS LIKE SOMEONE AT CBSNEWS.COM READ THIS BLOG, SO THE COLUMBIA SLIP-UP HAS BEEN FIXED ONLINE. [THANK GOD FOR SCREEN GRABS]
Turns out Univision’s CEO, Joe Uva, is not the only who is nuts about things hailing from Columbia.
CBS Katie Couric recently sat down to interview Shakira, upon which she concluded the singer is some sort of a Colombian version of Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw.
Yet, someone at cbsnews.com thought it was much more appropriate -and less third-worldly- to make the singer a ‘Columbian’ instead of a Colombian.
Click here to watch the full interview with the “Columbian” singer, formerly known as a Colombian singer.