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Yesterday, mijo ask me gwhy peoples celebrate the Cinco de Mayo.

“Is because of the Battle of Puebla,” I tole him.

“Do people in Mexico get borrachos and crazy like they do here in the United States?”

“Crazy? No. The kids get day off from eschool and then some mens dresses up in the pueblo of Puebla and play like is the battle happening again.”

“No crazy borrachos?”

“No, is more like kids eating candy and washing TV.”

“Is it about Mexican people being proud of their culture?”

“No,” I say. “I’m no proud of gringos gwearing sombreros and eating chimichangas.”

“Are chimichangas Mexican?”

“I don know. I never ate one,” I say. “But the gringos love to eat the food with all the cheez I don know what it is.” [Mas…]


A sweet and accurate video love letter to Le Taco — in French! [Directed by Mike and Pablo from Big Deahl Productions Inc.]


There’s something that might be a square burrito, but we’re not so sure. Nevertheless, bon appetit! TacosChickenLand’s website is here.

casablancaThe Nazis are all, “Hey let’s sing our Nazi song!” but the freedom-loving Frenchies hanging out at Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca are all, like, “Non. Non! NON!”
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Belgium’s “anti-rock/ex-noisy-surf-band” The Poneymen are cooking up vegan Mexican Hippic Sauce with sombreros. That’s all we can really tell you, as our high school French didn’t cover situations like this. Horses reading horse-porn magazines, mon Dieu! [FYI: “Hippic” means “having to do with horses.”]


We bet you can figure out Sophie’s French by yourself:

La Chica est le projet hybride de Sophie Fustec, artiste franco-vénézuélienne, qui propose un collage de textures sonores empruntées à son héritage traditionnel latino-américain et de diverses influences modernes en cassant les codes établis.

Discovery! ‘Lost’ French tribe found in painted cave near Puebla, MX

by Victor Payan May 4, 2015 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO) Mexican researchers are baffled by the discovery of a lost tribe of Frenchmen living in an artfully-decorated cave in the foothills of Mt. Popocatépetl in the state of Puebla. The Frenchmen, found by a group of hikers, are believed to be descended from a military patrol that went missing in 1862, during the French […]

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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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Tribe of lost French people found living in cave near Puebla, MX

by Victor Payan May 5, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO) Mexican researchers are baffled by the discovery of a lost tribe of Frenchmen living in an artfully-decorated cave in the foothills of Mt. Popocatépetl in the state of Puebla. The Frenchmen, found by a group of hikers, are believed to be descended from a military patrol that went missing in 1862, during the French […]

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OK tablets are cool, but sometimes you just need paper (video)

by PUPI CACAPETL March 14, 2013 Cultura
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Self-consciously cool French dudes sure love their iPads, but sometimes, as the mademoiselles know, one must squeeze Le Charmin, or Le Trefle, as they say in France. D’accord, Monsieur Whipple? Or do we have to mansplain it to you? RELATED: Yes, we have another video with a toilet scene: Don Cheto totally does it ‘Puro […]

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We found another space food video! ‘Un Petit plat pour l’Homme’

by ROD ESTERLING February 22, 2013 Cultura
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Since we’ve established that Americans and Canuckians eat burritos in outer espace, we asked our French astronaut friends what was cooking. “It’s a small plate for a man,” they replied. “Blanquette de veau.” [Video by Corentin Charron.]

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Pocho Ocho best words the French gave to Spanglish

by OscarBarajas September 12, 2012 Cultura
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The French have contributed a great deal to pocho culture, including some choice palabras. We got a few of them together for your review: 8. Mamón You might think it means “asshole,” but in French it sounds like “mother.” Don’t be a douche. 7. Chingadeaux It sounds fancy when you spell it in French, but in […]

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: History and margaritas for Cinco de Mayo (video)

by POTEMQUIN ESTEPS May 4, 2012 Cultura
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Your favorite tia, Tia Lencha, makes margaritas and offers a side order of history lessons in this special Cinco de Mayo video, her first. Tia is assisted by her son, Mysterious E. There’s more Tia Lencha below:

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Secret New Hampshire: They lie about origins, talk funny and hate God

by Lucida Grandé January 10, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from NEW ENGLAND) New Hampshire is the small Yanqui state where Republicans vote today in a primary election. When tonight’s results come in, remember where they’re coming from – a jurisdiction where people live a lie, talk in a dialect devoid in rhoticity and don’t go to church like other Americans! These are […]

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