Vox Po­pu­li

Nan Magazine - - COMO UN NATIVO / LIKE A LOCAL -

Se le lla­ma lla­ve al ami­go, fi­bra al bo­te, pan­ga al Zo­diac, jai­bo al vie­jo, cho­chu­ma al na­cio­nal, co­lo­rao al tu­ris­ta, ara­ña a la lan­gos­ta, ca­na­rio al pa­ja­ri­to ama­ri­llo que no es un ca­na­rio (los ca­na­rios son de Asia), sino una rei­ni­ta, cu­cu­ve al sin­son­te, za­ya­pa al can­gre­jo, bra­va­zón al mar pi­ca­do, y al mar tran­qui­lo, co­mo al hi­jo de Su­per­man, ‘su­per­man­ci­to’. Puer­to Ayo­ra, cla­ro es­tá, ¡es Puer­to Ca­cho!

Friends are ‘keys’ ( lla­ves), boats are fi­bers ( fi­bras), ding­hies are pan­gas, ol­der peo­ple are crabs ( jai­bos), cho­chu­mas are Ecua­do­rians, tou­rists are co­lo­ra­dos, lobs­ters are spi­ders ( ara­ñas), war­blers are ca­na­ries ( ca­na­rios), moc­king­birds are cu­cu­ves, crabs are za­ya­pas, stormy seas are mad (‘ bra­va­zón’), calm seas are li­ke Su­per­man’s son? ‘Su­per­man­ci­to’ ( it works in Spa­nish…); and Puer­to Ayo­ra is Puer­to Ca­cho( In­fi­de­lity Port, or why not, Fling City)!

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