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Who cares if switching to Geico can save you 15 percent or more on car insurance?

If I were to have a car — or live in Texas — (both very unlikely scenarios) I’d totally call Jim Adler, aka El Martillo Tejano, who promises to protect my people (i.e. The Hispanics) from sleazy insurance companies and give us the most compensation possible in case of a car accident.

Watch Adler inform us about his services in the best Gringo-Spanish I’ve heard in a while.

Take it away Jim!

Reprinted with permission from MiBlogEsTuBlog by Laura Martinez.

[P.S.: Martillo = hammer.]


In South Australia, a Port Noarlunga’s Tequila N Tacos video features an announcer with a “Mexican” accent. Get it right! The stereotyped fat Mexican cartoon avatar with sombrero, mustache, taco, and cerveza lacks the required serape, burro, and cactus.

They may not be the heroes that Ecuador needs or deserves but they sure do get pissed off when you don’t know where a comma goes.

Since January, vigilantes in Quito, Ecuador have been correcting mistakes in the city’s graffiti.

These guerillas use stencils cut from pizza boxes to add commas, question marks and, ah yes, even accent marks to imperfect street art around town.

The members of Acción Ortográfica Quito take their pseudonyms (or superhero names) from punctuation marks: Diéresis, Tilde and Coma.

Diéresis, a 30-year-old lawyer/vigilante, told The Guardian in an interview, “Grammatical errors cause stress. We only make texts comprehensible that otherwise would not send any message whatsoever.” [Mas…]


Somehow this looks and sounds familiar….

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The ¡Ask A Mexican! Why do Mexicans OVER-PRONOUNCE Spanish? video prompted California Report’s Queena Kim to call POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo Arellano for more info.

No, it’s not really pronounced “Kimm,” she explains. It should be pronounced more like “Keeeem.”

C’est la vie.


There are some Spanish words English-speakers can’t wrap their tongues around.

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Ask A Mexican: Why do Mexicans OVER-PRONOUNCE Spanish? (videos)

by Comic Saenz January 8, 2015 El Now
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Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano is always ready with answers to your preguntas:

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La Cucaracha: Is Latino Heritage Month over yet? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 14, 2014 Cartoons
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PEOPLE WHO LIKED THIS VINTAGE GAG ALSO LIKED…

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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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Latino Heritage Month Hero Video: Dick Tracy’s sidekick Go Go Gomez

by P. D. GONZALEZ September 22, 2014 Cartoons
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Dick Tracy’s 1961 TV cartoon partner Go Go Gomez saves the day in The Copy Cat Caper.

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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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Guy practices L.A. driving directions like his Mexican mom (video)

by Lucida Grandé June 27, 2014 Cultura
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OMAIGA! Practice makes perfect, as Francisco Hernandez tries to get his Mexican-mom-style driving directions exactly right.

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12-second educational video: How to say ‘Chicano’ in English

by Andalé Mono March 7, 2014 Cultura
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It is important that one pronounce “Chicano” properly, is it not, Sir? PREVIOUSLY ON PRONUNCIATION:

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Me? In London, I’m a ‘culturally-American Mexican’

by NANCY LANDA February 3, 2014 Cultura
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Where are you from? That is a simple question, isn’t? Well, for some of us, the answer is not so straight forward. My experience in London in the past four months has included fascinating dialogue with people I have come across. It is one thing I have come to expect from such a global city […]

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@SaraChicaD: Why do Latinos shame each other over culture? (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker November 6, 2013 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón (@SaraChicaD on the Twitter), wants to know why Latinos shame each other over culture.

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Secrets of the Stars: How to master the American accent (video)

by MEL BLANCO November 5, 2013 Cultura
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Argentinian actress and speech coach Guadalupe “Lupita” Gutierrez shows how to speak with an American accent. At least, that’s what she thinks… [Video by Natalia Abelleyra.] PREVIOUSLY ON ACTORS WITH ACCENTS:

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I’m a smart, attractive Latina — so ‘Y Am I Single?’ (video)

by GARTH DATER October 7, 2013 Cultura
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When you ASSUME you make an ASS of U and ME. Also him and her. He and she tambien. Both of them. [Video by Elaine Del Valle.] PREVIOUSLY ON YOU DON’T LOOK/SOUND/ACT LATINO:

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Casting director to actor: Can you act more ‘Mexican’? (video)

by Lucida Grandé August 29, 2013 Cultura
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Frank Lucero could get more Hollywood gigs if he could just act more Mexican!

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‘El Norte:’ Guatemalan teaches how to speak like a Mexican (video)

by JEN GADA August 8, 2013 Cultura
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When a Guatemalen refugee fleeing the civil war of the 1980s is about to cross into Mexico on a journey to the U.S. — El Norte — he gets helpful advice on how to talk like a Mexican — hablar como Mexicano. [NSFW if people in your office don’t like Mexican obscenity.] Thanks to Laurita […]

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Accent Training: How to do a Mexican accent (video)

by MEL BLANCO August 7, 2013 Cultura
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Do ju know how to talk like a Mexican? Watch thees video by voice and speech coach Andrea Caban and ju will learn how to speak Mexican. Ju know? PREVIOUSLY ON TALK LIKE A MEXICAN:

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Rice Boy Liu: Rapping in 12 different ethnic accents (NSFW video)

by BREWSTER SOSS June 5, 2013 Cultura
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Hey, Mr. Homie Rice Boy Liu: Do I really esound like that? (NSFW language.)

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Chino John Wynn thinks it might be easier if he were a Latino (video)

by ALDA SAME December 13, 2012 Cultura
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ZOMG! Did epic failure Willard “Mitt” Romney get his idea about how life would be easier he were only a Latino from John Wynn’s stand up comedy routine? And are Mexican-Americans purveyors of “casual racism?” RELATED: Rosie Perez to Romney: Being a Latina is SO much easier! (video)

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Prankster punks Speech 101 class with bogus Mexican accent (video)

by Verdana Bold November 28, 2012 Cultura
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Comedian Jose Barrientos‘s fake Mexican accent was so convincing he had his entire Speech 101 class fooled, except for this one blonde woman (she claimed later.) (NSFW audio.)

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Comic Luke Torres loves La Gente: ‘Mexicans 101’ (video)

by CECI ISNOTA PIPE August 24, 2012 Cultura
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Stand-up comedian Luke Torres loves his family and his gente. Does his family seem like yours? RELATED: Luke Torres imagines the Mexican Brady Bunch and other shows

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