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    New Mexican Slang

    So yeah. It's like, a dialog, ya know? It's not even apparent to us, but you'd probly reckon it is, but it aint. You got one or what? Eeeeeeyah!

    How to Speak New Mexican

    Eeeeeeeeyah! - As defined above, is arguably the most used interjection in the New Mexican dialect. Means anything depending on context and emphasis. Similar to "Dude" or "Aloha."

    "Get down from the car." - "Exit the vehicle"

    "I put it" - "I swear" Example: "I put it that I didn't even drink last night!"

    "OOOOWWWWEEEEE" - An expression used to show that you are "creeped" out. (Bugs, and guys that can't take a hint, often cause this reaction.)

    "...go throw..." - shows a general action. Example: "Let's go throw a cruise." or "I'm gonna go throw a munch." ("I'm going to eat.")

    All - the ultimate adverb, because thinking of another one would be like, all hard.

    Even - Used the same as "at all." Example: "That's not even funny" ("Even" is pronounced with more emphasis than is necessary.)

    "Laterz" - See you later on."

    "For Sure"/"For Realz" - Shows agreement

    "Huh!" - 1. Shows agreement. Example: "That food was so good." "Huh!!!" (It really depends on how it's pronounced.) 2. Placed at the end of a sentence asking for vindication.

    "Eeeeeeyah, I know, huh!" - Usually a response to something agreeable, but can also be used sarcastically when someone says something dumb.

    "I know, right?" - Also shows agreement, but can mean that the other person is only pretending to listen to you.

    Umbers!! - Means you are getting into trouble as in, "Ummmbers! You're getting pulled over, let me out!"

    Coke - All fountain drinks in existence are Coke in New Mexico. If you want a Coca-Cola, you better specify that; otherwise, you are getting a strawberry-kiwi Shasta.

    "...or what?" - Expresses frustration. Example: "Do you want to go to the store, or what?"

    "...or no?"/"...no?" - Although it isn't necessary, they are letting you know that you can say "no" if you are, in fact, not going to the store. Examples: "Are you going to the store, or no?" and "You're going to the store, no?"

    "...huh?" - Asks for verification that they are correct about the preceding part of the question. Example: "You're going to the store, huh?"

    "...eh?" (pronounced Aay.) - Used it the end of a statement. New Mexicans use it just like the Canadians. Example: "We're going to the store, eh."

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    Re: New Mexican Slang

    New mexico? Then why do my boys use those terms?
    Using "no" at the end of a sentence is old English.

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    Re: New Mexican Slang

    I was just going to say - they've been talking to our kids!

    I had an "OOOOWWWWEEEEE" moment the other night with one of my lodgers when a spider landed on her shoulder. She's very young, but also Spanish/Ecuadorian so perhaps it counts both ways . She's here with her Russian/Lithuanian boyfriend. My other lodger is an Italian so it's a very multinational house at present.
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    Re: New Mexican Slang

    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    New mexico? Then why do my boys use those terms?
    Using "no" at the end of a sentence is old English.
    Because we are so cool they wanna be us.

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    Re: New Mexican Slang

    If language was stagnant we'd all be talking 17th century common man English.
    Do you still refer to coffee as a "cup of Joe"? Ive found that "white with one" is now "a flat white".

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    Re: New Mexican Slang

    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    Do you still refer to coffee as a "cup of Joe"?
    Well, actually I don't drink coffee myself. But my students drink a lot of it and refer to it as "Breakfast." It costs seven dollars.

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    Re: New Mexican Slang

    Seven dollars???? Holy crap! Breakfast? .....this is why education standards are dropping, theyre running on empty
    See, this is why i bring my own. Im a tea and beer girl myself. I believe tea is healthier than coffee and beer is healthier than soft drink. But hell! Ya gotta have breakfast. And macdonalds breakfast menu doesnt qualify

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    Re: New Mexican Slang

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_ View Post
    Well, actually I don't drink coffee myself. But my students drink a lot of it and refer to it as "Breakfast." It costs seven dollars.
    7 bucks for a coffee?!?!?!?
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