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spanglishconf(PNS reporting from RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA) Factional fighting among Spanglish speakers, academics, and Raza activists doomed the first Spanglish grammar conference, held here Sunday.

“The idea was to create some foundational principles and ground rules for our people’s language,” co-organizer Lourdes Cervantes-Borges of the Professional Organization of Chican@s Oppressed by Society (POCHOS) told PNS. “We wished merely to memorialize those rules in a book of proper Spanglish Style, a Estronque y Blanco if you will, but then these know-nada nacos had to get involved.”

“No manches, son puras pendejadas! I ain’t down with all of that academic bullshit,” countered East Los delegate-at-large Oscar “Mocoso” Chavez. “Nuestra lengua is from the streets, and I ain’t talking ’bout that chingon taco troka on the corner of Beverly Boulevard.” [Mas…]

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guadaloops Look for Jesu Krispis, Guada Loops and Tade0s on store shelves soon! [Click to enlarge.] [Mas…]

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bobdylanIn 1975 and 1976, Bob Dylan and friends toured as the Rolling Thunder Revue, performing Romance in Durango, a corrido about a murderer and his lover in Mexico, on the run.

“Hot chili peppers in the blistering sun,” it begins, as Dylan sings the part of the murderer. “No llores, mi querida; Dios nos vigila,” he calls out to his lover as they make their escape. “Do not cry, my dear; God is watching over us.” [Mas…]

nigeltheparrotWhen he flew away from his British owner in Torrance, CA four years ago, Nigel talked with an English accent. When he returned last week, the talented African gray parrot spoke Spanish.

Here are the Pocho Ocho top phrases Nigel the Parrot picked up on his Raza Vacation:

8. No más “Nigel.” Mi nombre es “Miguel” ahora.

7. El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!

6. Polly quiere un Takis. [Mas…]

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spanglishsignAt the Trenton Crossing Shopping Center in McAllen, TX, they espeak Spanglish.

How to pronounce ‘pocho’ (audio)

by Comic Saenz October 9, 2014 Audio
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It’s on the Internetz so it’s got to be right! Here’s how to pronounce “pocho,” according to Forvo.com. It’s a Spanish word, don’t you know. “What exactly IS all this pocho talk?” you might ask. Click for the answer.

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Unsung Heroes of Hispanic Heritage Month: ABBA (videos)

by Victor Payan October 6, 2014 Cultura
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It is a little known fact that 1970s supergroup ABBA became heroes to blonde Latinos throughout the Americas when the Spanish-language versions of the group’s singles Chiquitita, Fernando, Mama Mia and Dancing Queen failed to identify the band as Swedish.  For years, Latin Americans treasured what they thought was the first Argentine band to hit […]

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Felipe Esparza: The Seven Spanish Cuss Words (LatinoUSA audio)

by CHING AH September 29, 2014 Audio
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“There are some words, not many, just a few — that we decided, we won’t use them all the time,” said the late comedian George Carlin in his famous routine about the “seven dirty words.” If you aren’t familiar with it –– the skit tries to pinpoint a definitive list of words you can never […]

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Happy Rosh HaShanah from the Jews of Tijuana (video)

by Victor Payan September 23, 2014 Cultura
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Tijuana was a welcoming destination for Jewish refugees who fled Europe, Asia and the Mideast looking for a better life. This is one family’s story, and a POCHO Rosh HaShanah (New Year) tradition because shanah sorta rhymes with Tijuana. The Jewish year 5775 begins at sundown Wednesday, September 24; we wish all who celebrate a […]

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Anjelah Johnson: No, sorry, I don’t speak Puerto Rican (4 videos)

by BEN WOLVEREEN September 3, 2014 Cultura
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Pocha Anjelah Johnson from San Jose (408 shout-out!) may not speak Spanish, but she doesn’t speak Puerto Rican either. [This video was one of our most popular and then got yanked from YouTube. We just found this alternate version online, apparently video'd right off someone's TV.] Over at LatinoRebels.com, Bella Vida Letty says Anjelah’s new […]

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Alfonso Ochoca: Don’t hate me because I don’t speak Spanish (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 2, 2014 Cultura
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Ever have an awkward moment when you have to pretend to be an Anglo at the taqueria because you don’t speak Spanish? Alfonso “White Boy Mexican” Ochoa reports.

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I’m Señor Chang, your Spanish teacher this semester (video)

by Bronco del Camino August 27, 2014 El Now
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Me llamo el Señor Chang y seré su profesor de español en este semestre.

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Breaking Ñews: Map shows common Asian languages by state

by Especial Correspondents June 5, 2014 Cartoons
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(PNS reporting from NORMAL, ILL) Demographers at Pocho Asian American Policy Institute (PAAPI) here have just released a new map detailing the most common Asian languages spoken in the U.S., broken out on a state by state basis, in English and Spanish. [Click on image to enlarge.]

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Shameless! Charo finally reveals the meaning of ‘Cuchi-Cuchi’ (videos)

by Moctezuma Cortés June 5, 2014 Cultura
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Mystery of the ages! You won’t believe what this actress and flamenco guitarist said! The one weird phrase that turned a Spanish ingenue into a superstar! I never expected I’d react like this when watching a video from Oprah! When this blonde chica began playing, the audience gasped! Charo fans: You know you’ve been waiting […]

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Shoutout to the Pinoys and Yo-Yos of Califas: You’re #3 (infographic)

by Chale Knickerbocker May 19, 2014 Cartoons
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Slate’s infographic mapping magic illustrates what we knew already — across most of the United Estates, Spanish is almost always the most commonly-spoken language besides English. But after English and Spanish, what’s Numero Tres? Here in California, it’s Tagalog, first language of a quarter of all Filipinos and the second language of most. Pinoys, ruled […]

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Legend La India Maria returns as ‘La Hija de Moctezuma’ (trailer)

by Moctezuma Cortés May 6, 2014 Cultura
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ESPANOL: La India María debe encontrar a toda costa en lo recóndito de una montaña, El Mágico Espejo Negro de Tezcatlipoca, pues el espíritu de su bisabuelo Moctezuma Xocoyotzin así lo ha ordenado para evitar la destrucción de México. Alonso, un atractivo arqueólogo español, Bianchi, un tramposo busca-tesoros y Brígida Troncoso — una ambiciosa gobernadora, […]

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Happy May Day from the Workers of the World (music video, lyrics)

by MOON GUAC May 1, 2014 Cultura
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Enjoy the Internacional, the world-wide (Get it? It’s international!) anthem of those red commie cabrones in Cuba and Venezuela and China and North Korea (and lurking in secretive cells everywhere else but the lame stream media sheeple won’t tell you that.) May 1 is May Day AKA International Workers’ Day. Today the communist comrades sing […]

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Mom feeds baby salsa to mooch burgers (photos, video)

by Especial Correspondents April 14, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from RANCHO POCHO ESTATES) In a shocking file uploaded to the Internets last week, a mom in suburban Southern California has been captured on video feeding her baby hot salsa in a baby bottle in order to pay for her husband’s “picante burger” habit. In the video, a spicy burger pusher known only […]

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The man who turned into an ‘Elefante’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé February 26, 2014 Cultura
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That awkward moment when you turn into an elephant. I hate when that happens! [Spanish with English captions.]

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Los Beatles: ‘And I Love Her’ (Cantada al Español) [video]

by MOON GUAC February 9, 2014 Cultura
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Fifty years ago tonight, pop music was reborn when four lads from Liverpool astounded America with their debut performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. They write their own songs, you say? They play their own instruments? They sing, too? In the era of Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello and manufactured “teen entertainment,” the Beatles were […]

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Did I ever tell you that I’m half Mexican? (Vine video)

by EDUARDO BURRO February 6, 2014 Cultura
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Brandon Calvillo tells his friend David Lopez that he, Brandon, is half Mexican. Lopez, it seems, is not all that pumped. [Remember, with these Vine videos, you need to hover and click on the top left corner of the graphic to hear the audio.] PREVIOUSLY ON VINE VIDEOS:

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