Pardon My Spanglish: One Man's Guide to Speaking the Habla

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Quirk Books, 2008 - Humor - 192 pages
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Forget your Yinglish. Put aside your Franglais. It's time to brush up your Spanglish the Latino Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of languages that's sweeping the nation!

In Pardon My Spanglish, stand-up comic Bill Santiago chronicles the quintessentially American joys of his mother tongue: the quirky, often hilarious fusion of Latino Spanish and American English spoken everywhere from the barrio to the local mall. Readers will learn:

The psuedo-syntax of Spanglish (as observed by a comedian with no formal training in linguistics whatsoever)
The Top Ten Best Things About Spanglish (#7: Gives you a competitive edge in Spanglish Scrabble)
Why People en Espa ol is not simply called Gente
Classic gaffes every Spanglish-speaking gringo should avoid ('Estoy embarasado' does not mean you're embarrassed it means you're pregnant)

Full of indispensable tips and witty observations, Pardon My Spanglish is a hilarious celebration of Latino culture.

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About the author (2008)

Bill Santiago is a native Spanglish speaker who became a stand-up comedian after narrowly escaping a career in journalism. With the premiere of his first special, Comedy Central Presents Bill Santiago, his mother finally stopped asking him to go to law school. He has appeared on The Late Show with Conan O'Brien, and his work has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, Boston Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, and San Juan Star. When not on stage, he enjoys curling up with a good book or a well-read, Spanglish-speaking woman. He lives in New York City.

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