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Old 06-15-2008, 09:40 AM   #21
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A better translation of miser is tacaño, if they use the word in MX. I find to my frustration that they have evolved many of their own words that do not resemble the good old Castilian of the Real Academia.
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Old 06-17-2008, 01:20 PM   #22
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"El codo" means a cheapskate in Mexican slang. Why elbow? Quien sabe.

I second the People's Guide to Mexico, which has a lot of advice for driving in Mexico. I envy you! Have fun!
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Old 06-17-2008, 01:36 PM   #23
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Y'all's translation commentary reminds me of the fiesta I had a few years ago.

To my mortal embarrassment, I asked the Mexican restaurant near us (where we eat all the time) to supply some of the food. I carefully translated my request for taco shells into "corn skeletons". I still laugh today thinking about it.
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A better translation of miser is tacaño, if they use the word in MX. I find to my frustration that they have evolved many of their own words that do not resemble the good old Castilian of the Real Academia.
In my travels, the most archaic Espanol (reputedly) still being used was the fast vanishing Espanol in the Philippines. They still use 400 year old Castillian there, allegedly. Otherwise, I thought Lima, Ecuador had less slang Spanish.
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