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Empanada hands and sausage fingers, language and food (para variar)

"My feet look like meat-filled pastries," said C, as she looked up at her legs, which were up on...
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When a rat is not a rat, or more linguistic misadventures in Chile

First of all, in the photo there is not a rat  Or if there is it is small and hidden in the grass....
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Late March Feria Haul, so much green!

I've had a weird couple of weeks, way more out than in, in the sense of being out of Santiago....
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Stomach snafu vs. peppers. Anyone want to place a bet?

Food is our great connector. No matter where you go, you can start a conversation about food and...
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If you give a girl a strep throat, AKA clinic report, Queens, NY edition

I should have known as I was lying on the floor because it was where I dropped when I decided I...
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The Great Election Walk of 2016, in Santiago, Chile

Though it may seem strange if you are from the US or many other countries, where only citizens are given the right to vote, once you have been in Chile as a legal resident for five years (including one-year visas), you are automatically folded into the rolls of...

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How to parse a sign in Spanglish

Today I am going to teach you how to parse a sign you see in Spanglish, and by parse, I mean consider how it came to be written how it is written, as opposed to in actual English, based on a previous knowledge of Spanish. Before I begin, I should mention that I...

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