Marketing and advertising executives would be well advised to use the advertising tactics of Mr. Miguel Fong, some dude I don’t know but who teaches English in Mexico.
If you are bilingual, you will now have appreciated the power of the above ad. But here’s a quick translation for my beloved monolingual followers:
He responds to the name “Unforgettable”
If you cannot read this name, it is because its in English. Contact me so you can learn!
Nice job Mr. Fong, I wish other language institutions would follow your lead.
Hialeah High School is offering free ‘Inglish’ lessons, which is, like, great. But why not other languages? How about Frinch? Jerman? Espanich?
That would be so great!
The above sign was spotted at a posh resort, but I’m pretty sure they did not use Google to translate the text into Spanish. I literally just pasted the English text into my Google Translate app, and it came up with a pretty decent Por favor, apague las duchas cuando haya terminado.
So here’s a piece of advice for English-speaking hotel owners out there: If you must choose between your high-school Spanish and Google Translate… Go with the latter.
Not content with inventing the Coc Nuts Coold the Apelbii’s and the Crossfit Taquería among many other binational wonders, Mexico is now introducing a new concept in sugary treats: The cupcaky, which I can only guess is a close relative to its gringo counterpart, the cupcake…
Oh, and I’m sure this thing is damn good, since it costs five times more than a conchita and three times more than a dona.
How can anybody not love Mexicans?
Photo via: Ricardo Trejo
I picked up a Citibike today and was glad to find all the relevant information in Spanish.
Seriously, I think this was awesome, but I kind of felt bad for the non-Spanish crowd.
¡Gracias, señor DiBlassio! [or was this El Bloombito?]
Photo: Laura Martínez, Isla Mujeres, 2013
Newt Gingrich is one consistent fellow. Here’s the Latinos with Newt ad his campaign released today. It features lots of Latinos in long lines, and other relevant stuff. Please note that the ad has been done in English, and NOT in the language of the ghetto.