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Work of Art: But you ordered taquitos

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By Art Trujillo

For a man who’s younger than I and who doesn’t make a posh living through the manipulation of language, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz appears to have broad knowledge of terms we use in Spanish and English.

He said that “some day” we’d get together, where he could brief me on terms his and my ancestors used in their prime.

A while back, I’d written about the diminution of terms in Spanish, used by my parents, especially Mom.


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