08 décembre 2013

‘No Hangeo’

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy Ilan Stavans. I’ve come across the expression on street corners, near pizzerias, outside grocery stores, always as a prohibition. The location is invariably in Latino neighborhoods. Needless to say, the expression isn’t registered in either the OED or in the DLE (Diccionario de la Lengua Española de la Real Academia), which doesn’t surprise me. Lexicons have been slow in incorporating Spanglishisms, even one as versatile as this one. More...

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