Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sizzlin’ Spanish

This video comes from Real Live Bilingual Tanya Barrios, who when asked her favorite word in Spanish, wrote “engrapadora” (stapler). As you can see from this video, everything sounds more intriguing in Spanish, even office supplies. Something about those rolled … Continue reading

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Conversations with Real Live Bilinguals: Tanya Barrios

Tanya Barrios (which I believe means ‘neighborhood’) is my sister’s BFF from her old job in a super hipstery social media factory. She lives in exclamation points and ‘OMGs’. Tanya goes above and beyond for her friends, loves craft beer, Notre Dame … Continue reading

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Emotions We Have But Don’t Have a Word for in English

21 Emotions for Which There are no English Words & New Emotions Invented by the Internet This linguistic infographic was originally sent to me by my fellow travel and language enthusiast (to say the very least) and resident foodie, Julia … Continue reading

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Conversations with Real Live Bilinguals: Katherine Chen

This is my sister’s Chinese-American ex-coworker, Katherine. Kat is the life of the party, quick with puns, and a lover of chunky bracelets and rings. She even gives out “Chen Points” if she thinks you’ve done something super cool. What’s your … Continue reading

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“It’s a doggie doggie world out there”: The Mucho Mispronunciacións of Gloria/Sofia Vergara

I’m a conflicted fan of Modern Family (I feel it really went downhill in Season 3, they replaced baby Lily with an un-cute older Lily and I’m tired of Mitch & Cam fighting all the time), but I do love … Continue reading

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