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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

A majority of English-speaking Hispanics in the U.S. are bilingual

*Seventy percent of Latinos ages 16 to 25 use Spanglish. I think this is the most salient statistic in this report. It points to a linguistic future that mirrors our hybridized ethnicity. Latinos are a blend of many races, and our language is a blend as well. The Spanglish number tells us that we’ll continue

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Don’t ‘Es-stress’ Over Spanglish, Say Some Scholars

*“In un placete de la Mancha of which nombre no quiero remembrearme.” A Spanglish translation of Don Quixote is due to be published in 2015. I can’t wait. Meanwhile, a group of scholars and other influentials has written...

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Is ‘Spanglish’ Proof that English has Diluted Spanish?

By Nicole Akoukou Thompson, Latin Post “Spanglish” has been called English’s assault on the Spanish language; an implementation of English in routine speech or writing of Spanish-speakers that leads to the invention of words and phrases that don’t exist in English...

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Why Anglicisms Are Really Not So Incorrect

By Tom Stephens, LIN@R Just this past week, I happened to be chatting with an old friend, of Colombian birth, about life, her daughters, her husband, and of course, up pops the perennial issue: does such-and-such a word...

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Morning NewsTaco

Friday July 20, 1012 In Arizona, “America’s toughest” sheriff on trial over discrimination claims (Reuters): Arizona’s controversial Joe Arpaio, who calls himself America’s toughest sheriff, went on trial Thursday in a class-action lawsuit alleging he discriminates against Latinos...

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Hablo Y Hablas: Rete

You might be asking yourself, “What’s ‘rete’ mean?” The answer is, nothing necessarily in and of itself, but in conjunction with another word, it can lend itself to mean “very” or “really” by way of emphasizing an...

Friday, December 30th, 2011

It’s Not Fair To Shame People For Not Speaking Spanish

There is a particular shame associated with being a Latino in the United States: you may not speak Spanish, and if you do, you will never speak it well enough. I know I grew up with this sometimes...

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Latino Nerds Are Like Other Nerds — But Different

By Eres Nerd Latinos are part of United States of America.  This standard is not based upon documented status or the ability to speak inglés.  It not based upon the ability to bleach one’s hair a lighter shade...

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Finding Meaning In My Childhood Chanclazos

Most of my friends were always amazed by the way I acted around my mother. I never drank around her and nor did she ever see me drunk.  I never smoked around her.  I hid every sign...

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

The Pancake Joke

Yesterday I wrote a story about the Spanglish word “troca” and how I love it and how I don’t care if it’s not proper Spanish, I will never let it go. Well, there are plenty more Spanglish...

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Is “Camioneta” Really More Correct Than “Troca”?

So the truth is, most of the Latinos I know who grew up in the U.S. speak English as their dominant language, either because their parents or grandparents spoke Spanish, or even because they wanted to learn...

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Ñ: Put A Mustache On Your N

This video just plain made my day. You have to watch it all the way through. While we’ve written before about reasons people prefer not to pronounce things in Spanish, this video takes that idea to humorous...

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

East LA Has Its Own Accent, Literally

A great story from The Los Angeles Times this week breaks down the complexity of the Mexican immigrant-powered accent particular to people who grew up near or in the East LA area. Having spent time there and...

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Elmoocion de Skott – La Pura Cura Para Todo!

Ay Que Funny is a SpEnglish comedy showcase of sketch, improv and standup, featuring a talented and culturally diverse mix of cast members and writers based in New York City. Conceptualized and produced by Jesenia Bailey and...

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