Pardon My Spanglish
One Man's Guide to Speaking the Habla, Porque Because!
ISBN10: 1594742138 ISBN13: 9781594742132 Publisher: Quirk Books Published: Sep 17 2008 Pages: 192 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Forget your Yinglish. Put aside your Franglais. It's time to brush up your Spanglish the Latino Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of languages that's sweeping the nation! In Pardon My Spanglish, stand-up comic Bill Santiago chronicles the quintessentially American joys of his mother tongue: the quirky, often hilarious fusion of Latino Spanish and American English spoken everywhere from the barrio to the local mall. Readers will learn: The psuedo-syntax of Spanglish (as observed by a comedian with no formal training in linguistics whatsoever) The Top Ten Best Things About Spanglish (#7: Gives you a competitive edge in Spanglish Scrabble) Why People en Espa ol is not simply called Gente Classic gaffes every Spanglish-speaking gringo should avoid ('Estoy embarasado' does not mean you're embarrassed it means you're pregnant) Full of indispensable tips and witty observations, Pardon My Spanglish is a hilarious celebration of Latino culture.