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#1 Coz2wonder

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:43 AM

El, La, “a”, “o”: Easy as Pie? or Fraught with Confusion for Gringos? – The Article

La, El, “a” or “o“…

Cruising the web this morning exposed yet another gringo saying:
” “O” endings on words are masculine :o “

This “gem” of wisdom came from a well experienced gringo who posts very regularly, claims over 20 years on & off in Mexico, and a guy who spins good “insider” yarns about hanging out with many of Merida’s elite, writing advice rich with personal ideas of Mexican/Yucatecan culture.

This little “gem” is particularly seductive, because it is so simple.
Easy to understand, easy to remember, and so easy to apply.
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For the rest of the article, with permission to post with proper attribution to: YucaLandia/Surviving Yucatan, Steven M. Fry

http://yucalandia.wo...os-the-article/
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:22 PM

I wish I was three years old again since little ones are like sponges. I find it so hard.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:31 AM

thanks for posting this..........explains a lot of the looks I've received! Wanted to mention that, when I first got to Mexico, I was very popular with the taxi drivers and didn't know why. I thought I was being safe in my conversation, telling them I was overly warm from the weather, but turns out I was actually telling them I was "horny." (caliente) :D Have learned to laugh at myself, a lot.
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:30 AM

1st sign of gringodom is this exact thing...

for example, people saying donde esta la baρo instead of donde esta el baρo...

Or of course using a long "O" in baρo instead of a short "O", thats a sure sign too.
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