25 Words That Have a Different Meaning When You’re Latina
25 Words That Have a Different Meaning When You’re Latina
By Raquel Reichard | 02/21/2016 - 11:00

Words can hold completely different meanings for different people, even if all the terms are found in Webster's Dictionary.


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Language Lesson: The African Origins of Some Spanish and Portuguese Words
Language Lesson: The African Origins of Some Spanish and Portuguese Words
By Raquel Reichard | 02/09/2016 - 14:28

This article originally appeared in Latina magazine's February 2016 issue.


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This Peruvian is Redefining "Malcriadas" as Kick-Ass Revolutionary Women
This Peruvian is Redefining "Malcriadas" as Kick-Ass Revolutionary Women
By Raquel Reichard | 01/27/2016 - 14:04

Remember when your parents used to call you “malcriada” when you misbehaved? That word has such a negative connotation, something Peruvian woman Kelly Elfaro hopes to change.


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Anchor Baby
"Anchor Baby": When a Dictionary Definition Makes a Political Statement
By Viviana Hurtado | 12/13/2011 - 13:00

Millions of words roll off our tongues every day. We often times don’t think about the power of words, specifically the legitimacy we give a political position or social statement with the terms we choose to use. That is, until a scandal breaks.

Exhibit A: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language added “anchor baby,” along with 10,000 other words and phrases, to its latest edition.  The term was initially defined as:


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