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LONG TIME NO SEE RANDOM POST [Oct. 9th, 2009|01:08 pm]
A. Hamster
Up here in New York, I've picked up the habit of mispronouncing any Spanish word as badly as I can to see if anyone notices or corrects me.

Taco = "tack-oh"
Burrito = "burr-it-oh"
Quesadilla = "Kwes-ah-dill-a", "dill" as in "dill pickle"
Jalapeños = "jal-o-peen-os", with the j sound in "jar".
Chipotle = "chi-poodle" (no we don't have one of those up here, I use that at McDonalds on the snack wraps)

No one has noticed so far. I think a couple of Puerto Ricans have snickered to themselves, though.
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[User Picture]From: potlan
2009-10-09 05:42 pm (UTC)
I'm a fan of "jelapinow", personally.
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[User Picture]From: ahamster
2009-10-11 09:29 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, they now have the habit of calling them "wraps" and that pisses me off just about as much as "torts". >:(
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[User Picture]From: xlagartixax
2009-10-10 05:40 am (UTC)
Had a good laugh the other day with a recent transplant from San Diego. Our Canuck buddy mentioned that she'd be bringing pico de gallo to a potluck, and you can guess how that turned out verbally.

Also:

El Cadgjon
La Djolla
and my personal favorite,
Rent-A-Skinny-Penis

(p.s. I often had people call in to tech support who had a hard time pronouncing "Jamacha Road..." and they lived there. The Anglo pronunciation of "Jamacha" sounds like a specialty drink at Starbucks.)
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[User Picture]From: ahamster
2009-10-11 09:45 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, Tierrasanta was bad with road names. Left on Vivaracho and right on Calle de Vida and look, don't rent a car and drive to my place, North Dakotan relatives, I'll just come pick you up.

Having been gone for 6 years (my goodness, yikes) I still can't figure out 'Rent-A-Skinny-Penis'. After a day and a night to think about it, my guess is Rancho Peñasquitos? :)
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[User Picture]From: xlagartixax
2009-10-12 05:11 am (UTC)
Correct. Brooke taught me that one back when she was living there.
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