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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...
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    Washington Heights

    Hah! Many people don't know diddly squat 'bout geography: Once, in Houston, a co-worker from Gary, Indiana, couldn't find Cuba on a globe: "No, Eric. That's Vietnam." Another co-worker from New Orleans told me she didn't know if Louisiana was east, west, north or south of Texas. Dominicans...
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    Washington Heights

    Absolutely right! And with Jacksonville being the birthplace of Southern Rock, I bet it was the locals that made it happen, with the transplanted Allman bros. Long live Duane and Greg A., Ronnie V.Z., and Danny Joe Brown. So, Nals, you may be referring to areas such as greater Miami, Tampa...
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    Washington Heights

    I visited IBM in Burlington in '81, but didn't run into her. Almonte is our family name. In some circles in the D.R., they consider it a "nombre de gente pobre." There's some validity to it, as poverty has followed me from NYC to TX, and from TX to Rhode Island and back to TX.
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    Washington Heights

    Wow! I remember Woolworth & Woolco stores. They vanished, along with the Sears catalog, sans-a-belt pants, and leisure suits, much to the chagrin of a former DR1er who shall remain nameless. But those were the days, my friend, the days of "Come Back, Charleston Blue," "The Taking of Pelham...
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    Washington Heights

    Had relatives who lived in the real bad area near Southern Blvd, where buildings were set on fire on a regular basis and the Savage Skulls gang ruled. By the time Jimmy Carter visited the area, I had already skedaddled.