Monday, May 11, 2009


Chilangos' fascination with colorful and rather unnecessary expressions is evident in the way they refer to pregnancy. In Spanish, a pregnant woman está embarazada. However, what you'll most likely hear on the streets of Mexico City is that a woman está en Barcelona, está en barandales, or the like. Notice that the colloquial expressions are used in the third person only. It'd be rude to tell a future mom that she is in Barcelona.

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