Wednesday, July 6, 2011
I absolutely LOVE speaking in Spanglish!
Yes, I know it can come across offensive to fluent Spanish speakers and I understand why. The Spanish language is beautiful. I completely get why some people would prefer you speak in either English or Spanish and not mix them all up.
I usually throw in some Spanglish when I am at home or with close friends who speak Spanish. I try to speak Spanish as proper as possible with non-English speakers.
I have actually learned a lot of 'spanglish' words from my husband. Parquear, lonche, troca, etc ( to park, lunch, truck).
I invented a Spanglish word that I would like to share.
SCUTATE pronounced scoot-a-tay
which means scoot over! (move over)
I remember the Mexican laughing every time I said 'scutate', but guess what..... Now, when I say it, he scoots over! My son knows what 'scutate' means. It has even spread at work.
I would love to hear other Spanglish words that you use a lot or one that you've made up yourself.