Ojo: The "Cholo Word Of The Day" is simply for fun. This is not an academic exercise, therefore I do not spend much time checking for espelling or grammatical errors. Most of the words are not only used by "cholos," but by many people in S. Texas - and their usage can vary. c/s

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Cholo Word Of The Day

I decided to go with a Cholo word of the day instead of the "Spanglish" word of the day.

I'll do a couple:

Canton: house
c/s: con safos - and what, or untouchable
Pinta: la pinta

For instance:

Rumaldo says "oye chief, a donde vas?" Jaramillo replies, "pues voy al canton a ver a la jefa."

Rumaldo wants to know where Jaramillo is going. Jaramillo says he's going to the house to see him mom.

Tirburcio says, "De donde vienes." El Borrego answers, "vengo de la pinta. Es que me dieron muchos tickets, y no los pude pagar."

Tirburcio asks where El Borrego is coming from. El Borrego says he's coming from jail because he didn't have enough cash to pay his tickets.

Daily Texican


Blogger La Madre said...

have you ever read Drink Cultura by Jose Antonio Burciaga? I think you would like it. He ends all his stories with C/S.

3:32 PM

Blogger Daily Texican said...

yup. read it.

3:38 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carnales, I met Jose Antonio "Tony" Burciaga. He had a reading and book signing at CSU San Marcos back in '95. What a firme vato. He was down to earth and sincere. And of course a great writer of the Chicano experience. Amistad,

10:15 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo lei DRINK CULTURA aqui en Barcelona, Spain, la ciudad en la que vivo.
en esa estupenda coleccion de articulos acerca de la cuestion chicana, me entere del significado de C/S.
recomiendo la lectura de ese libro a todos los amigos de The Daily Texican.

12:24 PM

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