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A rough guide to the language of Pride

A rough guide to the language of Pride

A completely non-exhaustive rough guide to the language of Pride to help you make sure that “Some of my best friends are gay” is the dumbest thing you say all weekend. [Read More]

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La vida en la Mina

La vida en la Mina

“La gente de mi barrio” was the last post before things went off the rails with mi gatito. Where were we when we left off? Let’s see… I think I was living over in Old Town in an apartment with assaultive golfer art. I’ve since moved into a charming studio near the main square and the church of Guadalupe, a central location on the edge... [Read More]

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La gente de mi barrio

La gente de mi barrio

When people think Mexico they think palm trees and sand, tequila and limes, cervezas and sunscreen. Iconic tropicality, right? But let me tell you now, what I will always remember is that Mexico is really, really loud. Things to keep  [Read More]

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Tiempos de grasa

Tiempos de grasa

High season’s here! High season’s here! High season’s here! The beaches are busy, cantinas are crowded, and the well-heeled faggotry is back with pockets full of pesos and iPods full of Gaga. Taco hawkers, masseuses, vendors and mariachi are out in force with sun  [Read More]

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Equilibrio

Las hormigas everywhere. As alarming and unexpected as an oil spill, the ants were on the countertops, under the sink, and ballooning across the floor. Unlike the brawny North American carpenter ant, these were tiny, quick and organized, a roiling  [Read More]

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Lo siento

Yeah, so that idea that a person can just “absorb” a new language? Bollocks. As though language immersion is literal, like I’d be out to make photocopies and suddenly find myself saturated, thus fluent in Spanish: ¿Puedo obtener 20 páginas  [Read More]

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IsiXhosa

IsiXhosa is the language; amaXhosa refers to the people and culture. Clicks: there are 3 basic clicks, written with the letters ‘c’, ‘q’, and ‘x’. ‘c’ = dental click, as though you are tsking. ‘q’ = palatal click, a cluck  [Read More]

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