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    Pero o Sino?

    From today's El Diario La Prensa, a Spanish language newspaper in NYC: <<Las periodistas Laura Fa y Lorena Vázquez, del podcast Mamarazzis, adelantaron que el central culé habría engañado a la madre de sus hijos con una joven rubia. Además, no solo pasa días y noches en su apartamento de...
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    Apartments in verón

    Mercado Libre Verón, luego Alquiler.
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    Pero o Sino?

    It irritates me when media folks and entities in the D.R. insist on using English words, and using them incorrectly to boot! We can't deny the U.S. influence on the D.R., but a society that can hardly speak its own official language properly shouldn't be borrowing from a foreign one and using...
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    Pero o Sino?

    A little, or a lot, of both. La jocosidad del dominicano knows no bounds, and it is in speech where it's most evident, where even the educated elites break the rules of proper speaking, and I like it when it's a spur of the moment or in a catchy political campaign slogan: E' pa' fuera que van...
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    Pero o Sino?

    And then there's the classic corrupción, which most politicians and communicators always mangle, whether replacing the 'P' with a 'C' or a 'T', or missing it all together: Corrucción, corrut-to, or just plain corrución and corruto. I only focus on the communicators, as they're the folks with a...
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    Pero o Sino?

    <<Vladimir Guerrero Jr. tomó un rol protagónico en el pleito que se desató en la tercera entrada del partido ante los Medias Rojas este miércoles, cuando el abridor del conjunto de Boston, Nick Pivetta golpeó al receptor de Toronto, Alejandro Kirk con una recta>>. There should be commas after...
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    Washington Heights

    Corona is the king of beers... regular, this-side-of-the-pond beers. I prefer it over Presidente.
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    Pero o Sino?

    From today's Diario Libre: <<Vladimir Guerrero Jr. tomó un rol protagónico en el pleito que se desató en la tercera entrada del partido ante los Medias Rojas este miércoles, cuando el abridor del conjunto de Boston, Nick Pivetta golpeó al receptor de Toronto, Alejandro Kirk con una recta>>. In...
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    Pero o Sino?

    The pedantic in me never fails to find errors in Dominican newspapers: from misplaced commas to run-on sentences and other errors. From today's Listin Diario: <<La República Dominicana ha logrado este viernes en Honduras lo nunca antes. Clasificar a un equipo de fútbol a los Juegos...
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    Pero o Sino?

    A casual perusal of Dominican newspapers online Absolutely! I was raised by my grandmother in Higüey. She had a 3rd-grade education, and learned how to read with a reading book called "Mantilla." She pronounced everything correctly, and on occasions, corrected our mistakes: <<No, Joseito, no...
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    Pero o Sino?

    Yes, indeed! Scary and disappointing. I regularly receive messages from folks in the D.R., some of whom are college graduates and professionals and, with NO exceptions, every message is replete with errors.
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    Pero o Sino?

    ¡Ay! Ahí si hay.
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    Washington Heights

    Hah! I may be crazy, but I could never be as tough as you: You flew submarines out of Tranquility Base during the Boxer Rebellion.
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    Washington Heights

    So that's how you fix errors after the 5-minute limit expires.
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    Washington Heights

    Well, I may not be a world traveler, but I did stay at the Holiday Inn Express last night. But seriously, though, I'm just a pobre, prieto, viejo, flaco y feo from Higüey, who still enjoys print media, listening to Leonard Cohen, and beer... but not necessarily in that order. I man not be a...