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Mock Spanish in Skippyjon Jones

The widely read Skippyjon Jones series of children’s picture books (Schachner 2003) presents Mock Spanish to the preschool set. Lots of material available on the website:  http://www.skippyjonjones.com/ My name is Skippito Friskito. I fear not a single bandito. My manners … Continue reading

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The i-word

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/linguists-york-times-illegal-neutral-accurate/story?id=17366512&singlePage=true#.UHfgZW_A9vs Accessed Oct 11, 2012 Linguists Tell New York Times That ‘Illegal’ Is Neither ‘Neutral’ nor ‘Accurate’ By CRISTINA COSTANTINI Oct. 1, 2012 José Manuel Godínez-Samperio, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico says that he wants to be called “undocumented” because … Continue reading

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Jimmy Smits SNL skit

This is the famous Jimmy Smits SNL skit that Jane Hill talks about in her discussion of Mock Spanish. (you will need to subscribe to Hulu plus to watch the video) http://www.hulu.com/watch/281246/saturday-night-live-enchilada

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The Mexican movie trailer

In the trailer for the movie The Mexican, Brad Pitt says “el trucko” “towno” and “muy muy important.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apCvmjRDAMw [UPDATE 1/23/2016: The URL originally linked to is not working. Try the version below.]

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