What Gender is the Spanish Word "Computer"

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On occasion, we get emails from our readers that make us chuckle, and this one did just that. Thank you Sarah Walker for making our job just a little more fun! Readers, keep the letters coming. A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. "House,"…

Hellmann's Mayonnaise – Little Known Fact

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This is a little known fact, I think, but we should never let the facts get in the way of a good story or a song... Most people don’t know that back in 1912, Hellmann’s mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to…

An Honest Man Who Owns an Honest Store with Honest Staff

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Dear Allyson, How can I THANK this wonderful man. He saved my tablet after I lost it in his store - Super Don Pedro's in La Peñita - and when he gave it to me after many anxious searching for hours, he tells me everyone who may loose anything in my store will have it safely returned to them. I have told as many people as I can so…

Arrested in Tepic

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Hola Allyson, I hopped the Pacifico bus to Tepic, approximately a 2 hour ride through the mountains into Tepic Bus Depot, followed by a taxi ride into Tepic centro, which took about 10 minutes. We toured the major sites in town, art gallery, famous poet's house, town square, etc. In the Craft building, I bought some gorgeous scarves…

Letter to the Editor: Corkscrew Exercise Program

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On occasion, we get emails from our readers that make us chuckle, and this one did just that. Thank you Bert for making our job just a little more fun! Readers, keep the letters coming. Hello Allyson & David! Funny, thought of you right away when this attachment arrived at our doorstep. With all the editing and hard work you're…

Spiritzito: The Come Back

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Last week, I shared a recipe and some history about fish tacos (if you missed it, you can read it here). The recipe included the phrase “spritzito of lime”, and I commented that I had no idea what that phrase meant. Well low and behold, I got an email from my dear old friend Bert who explained it oh-so-eloquently as only Bert…