Tag - Humor

Video: Chilenismos


“In which my delightful sister and I educate you in some of the phrases and vocabulary particular to Chile. It’s a very brief introduction into some of the peculiarities that make up “chilean” by two people who have no claim whatsoever to the language! And the best part is: Half of these don’t work outside of the...

Dumb Stuff the Gringa Says


There are real pros and cons to speaking another language. The pros are much talked about, but let’s get serious. Speaking (or attempting to speak) another language leaves you wide (I mean WIDE) open for riduclosity (I know that’s not a word–but it helps make my point!) Let me say that I’m no novice at Spanish. I feel pretty comfortable...

How to piss off a Chilean


CHILEANS AREN’T SCREAMERS. I’ve seldom heard anyone yell anything, except in the name of soccer, and occasionally in a road-rage infused moment of frustration, and of course at education protests. Unless you include when people shout “ciclovía!” (bikepath) at me as I ride down the streets, no one has ever shouted at me. Chileans tend to...