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Spanish 101 for English-Speaking People

Challenged by some very unorthodox methods to teach English to Latinos (such as this one and this other one) Mexicans have come up with yet the most creative way to teach Spanish to English speaking people (i.e. mostly gringos.) All … Continue reading

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‘Inglish’ Only? Why not ‘Espanish’?

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!

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Google Translate Welcomes you to the ‘Clitoris Festival’

Well, this was awkward. Officials in the small Galician town of As Pontes wanted to invite Spanish-speakers to a festival celebrating one of its culinary traditions, the grelo or rapini (aka as broccoli rabe.) But, since apparently nobody in the 11,000-town spoke any Spanish, festival organizers turned … Continue reading

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French Café Google Translates Menu. Hilarity Ensues

The owners of the Café Cordial in Paris’ Opera District are very nice people. Not only do they make sure to mumble some English words for the crowds of American visitors who show up there everyday without speaking a word of French; but … Continue reading

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Happy Hours: Because the French are Better at Everything

As if I needed another reason to love France: Restaurants and cafés here offer Happy Hours, because, really, who needs only one? Vive La France! Photo: Laura Martínez, Paris 2015

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Gringos Might Have Cupcakes, but Mexicans Have ‘Cupcaky’

Awwww, Mexico! 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 … Continue reading

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Job Opportunity in Mexico! –Millennials, Please Abstain

Per the above sign, a Mexican small business owner is seeking an “experienced” female employee for a nondescript position. Applicants must be adults and not addicted to social media, including Whatsap [SIC] and [Facebok.] How can anyone not love Mexico? Via: @hazme  

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