Welcome to Miami and say goodbye to basic English. If you’ve a been to Miami, you know that everyone there speaks a whole different language. Use this guide as a cheat sheet next time you find yourself trapped in south Florida. And if you’re a Cuban living in Miami, help a visitor out.
Diesel: Fly, awesome, sexy, etc.
Rarely does it mean the clothing brand, fuel type or the actor.
Irregardless: Kind of like regardless but, somehow, even less regard is given.
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What’s supposebly? Well…
Supposebly: The Miami way of saying supposedly or allegedly.
As in, “Supposebly, we’ve been speaking wrong this whole time.”
Pata Sucia: The girl who takes her shoes off at the club.
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And you definitely don’t take her home to meet mami.
La Wawa: It’s what we call the bus.
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Why is it called this? Because supposebly the siren on the buses in Cuba went something like, wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa.
Bro: Term of endearment for anybody in any situation. Can be used in the masculine and feminine form.
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Your mom can be bro. Your dad can be bro. Even your abuelita can be bro.
Que levanto un muerto: You’re in for a kick-ass dinner, bro.
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Or will raise you out of a hangover. Both have happened.
Caca: Anything unpleasant or offensive.
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As in, it always smells like caca in here.
Super: A word you use to make anything your doing seem super important.
Liiikuh, OMG, supposebly I am getting the hang of this.
Tiki Tiki: An offense noise.
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Eating Shit: The Miami way to say you aren’t doing anything.
I’d prefer you didn’t, bro. That’s not very diesel.