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17 Popular Brand Logos If They Looked The Way Your Parents Pronounce Them

If your parents primarily speak Spanish, you know they probably have a bit of trouble pronouncing some American brand names. It doesn’t really matter though, because their unique pronunciation becomes the standard when referring to those brands.

Obviously, “con fleis” is the classic – and it applies to EVERY brand of cereal.

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When you need coffee in a pinch, you may go to this place:

starbuck
Credit: Starbucks / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Estarbucks is probably the only chain-fast food place our parents let us enjoy on the reg. You never hear, “Hay comida a la casa” when you ask about going to the coffee joint. Instead, mami gets really excited because she can’t wait to get her hands on some of this deliciousness.

And this is the spot where you get an hamburguesa or two.

MCDs
Credit: Mc Donald’s / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

MackDonals is a Latino kid’s dream come true. Many Sundays were spent driving home from church and staring longingly at the most popular fast food chain to ever exist. Rarely did you stop because “eso no es comida” wor whatever. But for those few times you did, it was ultimate bliss.

Sometimes you go here for deals:

walmar
Credit: Walmart / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Gualmar is your abuela’s favorite place (just behind Target). She loves nothing more than walking down every aisle filling up the cart until it took the both of your to push it. Oh, thos fond memories.

And this is one of the sodas you drink.

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Credit: Pepsi / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Water is fine and all but there was nothing like an ice cold Pecsi on a hot summer day. These blue cans were all your little heart desired when mami would call you in from an afternoon of playing outside.

When you can’t put down your phone, your parents assume you’re on this:

utube
Credit: YouTube / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

When the video sharing platform first came out, we honestly didn’t know what to do about it. Now, it is way too common to walk in on your father watching his conspiracy theory videos on YuTu. It’s like he doesn’t understand that the videos are not fact checked or help to any kind of ethical clause. They just post what they want and people eat it up.

Even though they’re secretly addicted to this:

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Credit: Facebook / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Feisbuu has come under fire for the lack of privacy, which makes it mom and dad’s favorite. JK. But they never let you have any alone or private time because they didn’t want you getting into trouble. Our parents are basically Feisbuu. Always spying and telling everyone what you did.

This is the spot where the fam stocks up for parties:

costco
Credit: Costco / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Cosco is legit a ngithmare. The lines are always too long and the time spent there seems like an eternity. The fact that abuela buys you clothes from there is something you still aren’t over. Admit it.

And this is the brand all the kids in your family are obsessed with.

disney
Credit: Disney / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Deesney will always have a special place in your family. It got you all through some dark times and, when your parents needed a break, a moment of silence and sirenity. Legit, we all still get lost in the movies from our childhood and there is a good reason for it.

Your parents have no trouble pronouncing “Takis,” but they have their own version for this:

chetos
Credit: Lay’s / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Who isn’t down for a Parti Sais bag of Chetos? These orange batons of delicousness are the most iconic part of your summer days. Nothing like slurping down a Pecsi and licking Chetos dust of your fingers to trigger your nostalgia.

Maybe you’ve had a sandwich at this place:

subway

Credit: Subway / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Another fast food place that your parents were okay with is definitely SubGüey. Why? Well, sandwiches are healthy and these were big enough fro you to split with your hermano and be full.

Or owned a pair of these:

nike
Credit: Nike / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

That Naik swoosh is burned into your brain and something you instantly recognize. We all owned the windbreaker when we were in grade school and it was the best outfit to wear on those cold rainy days.

You probably can’t buy just one thing at this place:

target
Credit: Target / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Anyone up for a trip to Tarchet? Trick question. Of course, you are. Latinos have a fascination with this store and it is not clear why. It might be the $5 aisle right when you walk in the door.

And you’ve probably had to explain the difference between MackDonals and this burger spot…

BK
Credit: Burger King / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Burguer Keen is the ultimate MackDonals competitor and it tore our families apart. Perhaps we didn’t do the fast food thing because we just wanted to keep the peace. Way to go mom. You should be celebrated for your ability to keep everyone happy.

And this one, too:

wendy
Credit: Wendy’s / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Güendy’s was a very rare treat for the best of days. Got an A on a hard test? Güendy’s for you. Won the spelling bee? Güendy’s for you. It was the best motivator to make good things happen.

You probably spent most of your childhood having your mom tell you to turn this off:

nintendo
Credit: Sony / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

No matter what the game system, it is always Nintendo. Why? Maybe because it was the first and the easiest to say.

Or this:

xbox
Credit: Microsoft / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez

Yeah. See. Another way of our parents saying Nintendo for something that is not Nintendo.


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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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An unnamed UPS delivery driver has been fired after being caught using racist language when delivering a package to a Latino household. The incident occurred on December 17th.

The video, which was caught on a doorbell camera’s security footage, shows a white UPS driver appearing to be angry when delivering a package.

“Now you don’t get f—–g nothing…You can’t read and write and speak the f—–g English language,” he says while writing a “failed to deliver” notice and pasting it on the house’s front door.

The Aviles family says that the footage shows that the UPS worker never even attempted to deliver the package in the first place. He never rang the doorbell or knocked on the door. Based on that, the family has come to the conclusion that the driver intentionally withheld the package from the family out of prejudice and spite

They believe that the only way the driver could’ve known that the family was Latino was by making assumptions based off the name on the package.

“The only information this driver had that could serve as a trigger for this deep-seated hate was the name on the package,” said Forward Latino President Darryl Morin at a press conference addressing the incident.

“So what we have here is a very intentional act to ruin Christmas for somebody, for someone to spew this hateful rhetoric, and quite honestly to deceive their employer,” Morin continued.

Per UPS, the employee has now been fired. “There is no place in any community for racism, bigotry or hate. This is very serious and we promptly took action, terminating the driver’s employment. UPS is wholeheartedly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion,” UPS said in a statement. They also said they contacted the family to apologize.

But the Aviles family is still rattled that such bigoted people are out and about, letting their petty prejudices effect other people’s lives.

“The package was a Christmas gift that we eventually received after Christmas Day, but what if it happened to have time-sensitive content like an epipen or a book I needed to take a final,” said Shirley Aviles, the mother of the man who lives at the address, told NBC News. “I don’t get it. It’s just sad.”

Aviles seemed disturbed about what this incident says about human nature. “This is about the things people do when they think no one is watching them. That’s important because that’s when you see people’s true colors and that’s what’s scary,”

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Here Are Some Christmas Traditions From Around Latin America

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Here Are Some Christmas Traditions From Around Latin America

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Christmas is a special time of year. Families have their traditions to mark the festive year and some of those traditions are rooted in culture. Here are some of the ways various countries in Latin America celebrate Christmas.

El Pase Del Niño Viajero – Ecuador

El Pase del Niño Viajero is a pageant that happens in Ecuador that lasts weeks. The parade is meant to represent the journey of Mary and Joseph. The parade highlights the religious importance of Christmas in Ecuador and is most common in the Andean region of the country.

The biggest and most important parade is in Cuenca, a deeply religious city. Citizens near the city have all day to see the parade as it starts in the early morning and runs through the late afternoon. This gives people a lot of time to make it to the city to witness the parade.

La Gritería – Nicaragua

La Gritería comes after La Purisma. La Purisma is celebrated at the end of November and is meant to celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. La Gritería is celebrated in early December and involves literal yelling. Someone would shout “Que causa tanta alegria?” (“What causes so much happiness?”) People respond “La Concepción de María.” (“Mary’s Conception.”)

Las Posadas – Mexico

Mexican posadas are the most recognizable. Posadas take place in Mexico from Dec. 16-24, though this year they are most likely to be virtual. The posada begins with a procession in the neighborhood filled with people singing and sometimes led by two people dressed as Mary and Joseph.

Another part is the posada party. Before guests can enter, there is a song exchange with the people outside playing Joseph looking for shelter. The hosts sing the side of the innkeeper saying there is no room. Eventually, the guests are welcomed into the home to celebrate Christmas.

Aguinaldos – Colombia

Aguinaldos are a series of games played by people in Colombia leading up to Christmas. There are certain games that are common among people in Colombia. One is pajita en boca, which requires holding a straw in your mouth the entire time of a social event. Another is dar y no recibir, which is about getting people to take something you are giving to score a point.

El Quema Del Diablo – Guatemala

El quema del diablo is celebrated in early December and is a way of letting go of the previous year. People burn piñatas and effigies of the devil to let go of all negative feelings and moments from the previous year. If there was every to try a new tradition, this would be the year. Burn an effigy and banish 2020 to the past, where it belongs.

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