Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Reconquista Begins

Mexico kicks the Spanish-speaking world's ass, the old-school ballot-stuffing way:

Querétaro, la palabra más bonita del español

Not feeling, nor thanks, nor flamenco nor happiness - the most beautiful word in the Spanish language isn't even in the Royal Academy's dictionary. Querétaro, four syllables that together form a little-known word is nothing more than the name of a Mexican city. It means "island of the blue salamanders," was proposed by the actor Gael García Bernal, and received the most votes among more than 30 words nominated by Spanish-speaking personalities at the behest of the Instituto Cervantes.

We're not sure about that "blue salamanders" stuff, but we'll clear it up after the ticker-tape parade. Felicidades, you city of winners, you!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Should we expect a rise in real state property value in Querétaro now? I have investors on the line.

Anonymous said...

http://tucsoncitizen.com/three-sonorans/2011/06/19/john-mccain-pulls-a-huppenthal-against-mexicans/