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Amy Klobuchar Says her Spanish Name Used to be Elena; Hilarity Ensues

During a meeting Tuesday night with Culinary Union members in Las Vegas, Sen. Amy Klobuchar tried to relate to a mostly Hispanic crowd by talking about her fourth-grade Spanish and other Spanish-related anecdotes. According to various reports, Klobuchar kicked off … Continue reading

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This Is the Best Ad for English Lessons you’ll ever Find

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 … Continue reading

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Alexa Will Soon Speak Spanish –and it’s about Time!

According to numerous reports, Amazon is asking customers to participate in a program that will help the company build “a Spanish-language Alexa experience” for U.S. users. The program, which is currently invite-only, “will allow Amazon to incorporate into the U.S. … Continue reading

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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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See? Even Beto O’Rourke Knows America is not a Country

Former Texas congressman Robert “Beto” O’Rourke this week officially launched his presidential campaign Website but despite touting the slogan Beto for America that he uses for his English-language page, he decided to go for a combination of Beto para Estados … Continue reading

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Monolingual Drunk Berates Woman for Speaking Spanish; He Gets Lectured… in Spanglish

Another day, another drunken, monolingual moron in America feels threatened by people speaking Spanish around them. In the latest episode of an increasingly common occurence, a man in El Paso, Texas claiming to be a war veteran goes off on … Continue reading

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Today in Awesome Google Translations…

Before you keep reading, take a wild guess: What do you think “Patio Agradable Perro” means? ……. ……. ……. ……. ……. If you thought “Dog friendly patio,” Congratulations! You are truly bilingual! Hat tip: @lechancle

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Some New York City Lawyers are Genuinely Bilingual…

… unlike racist New York lawyer Aaron Schlossberg, who once claimed to be “fluent in Spanish” but then went batshit crazy and threatened to call ICE on people speaking the language at his local deli. Shame on you, Señor Schlossberg. You … Continue reading

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When you Want to Use Voice Transcription Technology, but you Have an Accent 🙁

Please update your contacts and –starting today– refer to me as Louder Murkiness, my new, awesome name courtesy of Otter.

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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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Starbucks Wants you to ‘Celbrate’ Something in Spanish

I don’t mean to ruin their bilingual, toasted Christmas-y spirit, but the folks over at this Starbucks in Chicago would be well advised to spend some time on their Spanish-language copy –or just stick to English if they cannot find one … Continue reading

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Today in Awesome English to Spanish Translations…

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 … Continue reading

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This Bernie Sanders Ad in Spanish Will [Hopefully] Make you Appreciate that Big Salad

In an effort to court Hispanics and — hopefully — make non-Hispanics think hard about what goes in their grande salads and Chipotle salsas, Bernie Sanders will be running a five-minute documentary in Spanish (below.) According to the New York Times (which … Continue reading

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Bud Light Banner Ad in Spanish Features Amy Schumer, Seth Rogen and Bad Grammar

Dear people of Budweiser: While I appreciate your efforts to peddle bad, watery beer to my people (i.e. The Hispanics,) your advertising agency would be well-advised to plunk down a few pesitos to hire ME some Spanish-speaking person to at least — AT LEAST — proofread your stuff.* Perhaps the folks that … Continue reading

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