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Tejano. What does that one singular word mean? Well if you look it up in the Urban Dictionary here’s the quick and dirty version: Originally someone of Mexican descent who was born and/or raised in Texas. Used to distinguish them from people from Mexico (Mexicanos). A type of music based […]

¡Chisquiado!

¡Chisquiado!

Crazy. A little bit off. Silly. Goofy, even. Just not exactly how they are “supposed” to be acting. That’s usually what it means when someone says chisquiado or chisquiada. The word itself, chisquear can be interpreted to mean to confuse or amuse others. So you know when someone is speaking to […]

Igualada

IGUALADA

Few other words in the Spanish language can insult you so specifically and succinctly as the word ¡igualada!  Often paired with a gata as in ¡gata igualada!, this palabra can at once throw your social-economic status in your face and tell you to basically “shut the hell up!” and stop talking.  The gata part here […]

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Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Tiliches!

Pos for me they’re anything but useless, but for some they might as well be trash.  Thrown right in there with all of the other undesirables that we find no use for anymore right before we send them off to massive landfills.  It’s funny actually.  The irony of life is […]

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Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Chorro!

As in a lot.  No, not just a little bit of a lot.  But a lot of a lot.  ¡Un chingo!  Some might say.  ¡Un chorro!  To be more color de rosa with our choice of words. Not that you have to be of course. It had been a long […]

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Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Chapeada!

A couple of weeks ago I was watching the novela Amores Verdaderos with my mom.  I haven’t been watching a lot of telenovelas lately.  I still think Kate Del Castillo’s La Reina Del Sur has pretty much ruined all telenovelas for me right now.  Every time I try to watch a […]

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Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Pachorrudo!

O sea, no me lo tomen a mal …but you know as well as I do that we can all be bien pachorrudos when we want to be.  Those days when despite how much we may push ourselves mentally, going through all the things we have to do on our […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Mandilon!

Since we’re on the subject of LOVE anyway… why not take it there.  Where?  You might ask.  To that place where so many of us men end up going, or at the very least get accused of going there anyway, when we finally find our true media naranja.  We’re all […]