I grew up being called a “sinvergüenza“. Whether it was for getting myself or my younger siblings in trouble; for trying to get too fresh with the señoritas, once I was old enough to; or just for being exactly what the word itself implies: shameless, in some way, has almost always defined me.
I was a sinvergüenza when together with my brothers we used the hole in between our kitchen and the neighbor’s to soak her legs and feet with our water guns.
I was a sinvergüenza when I’d walk in to the mall wearing one extra large tee shirt and walk out wearing about four other smaller ones underneath.
I was a sinvergüenza when I’d blame my younger brother for all of my wrongdoings.
I was a sinvergüenza when I’d pretend I never got her calls in high school.
I was a sinvergüenza when I’d call in for two or three days at a time just to veg out in front of the television.
I was a sinvergüenza when I pretended to care more than I actually did.
I am a sinvergüenza now, since I will only share the many ways I have been a sinvergüenza in the past… not how I might still be one today.
¿Qué tienes tu de sinvergüenza?
I’m always on the hunt for new mexi-vocabulario.
What other words would you like me to include in the mexi-vocabulario? If you have one that you would recommend please share it with me here.
Writer’s Disclaimer: When I say mexi-vocabulario I don’t necessarily mean these words are exclusively Mexican, or only used by Mexicans. This is simply an expression of how they were introduced to me in our Mexican Spanish.
- Chale / Huevón / A Toda Madre
- Palabras Pa’Enamorar
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LOL! I love this line:
Great post, Juan!
Haha, glad you liked that one Pablo! What can I say? I was kind of a bad kid..
I really enjoyed your description of sinverguenza. (If this I pad has DOS puntos option, i don’t know where.) . Because, before retiring , my field was language education, people would call me un tipo de buen espanyol y mala educacion, which is its own kind of sinverguenza. That’s ok because I know how to laugh as do very few gueros and, so, will enjoy my stay on this earth more than most. Alan. garfinkelalan @gmail.com