Friday, October 7, 2011

Our Language

I hate it when people my age call me mi'jo.
"Mi'ja" is a contraction of two Spanish words: "Mi" (meaning my) and "hija" (meaning daughter.) Said together, "mi hija" (my daughter) becomes "mi'ja," and is a common slang in the Mexican American culture.
Come to think of it, nobody should address me this way unless you had a hand in raising me.

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