11 of the Most Miami Things You Can Say, Bro

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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.

Diesel
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Rarely does it mean the clothing brand, fuel type or the actor.

Irregardless: Kind of like regardless but, somehow, even less regard is given.

What’s supposebly? Well…

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Supposebly: The Miami way of saying supposedly or allegedly.

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As in, “Supposebly, we’ve been speaking wrong this whole time.”

Pata Sucia: The girl who takes her shoes off at the club.

??? blahhhhhh #getyourlife #sameascrocs #patasucia

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And you definitely don’t take her home to meet mami.

La Wawa: It’s what we call the bus.

Wheels on the bus #wawabus

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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.

Your mom can be bro. Your dad can be bro. Even your abuelita can be bro.


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Que levanto un muerto: You’re in for a kick-ass dinner, bro.

Or will raise you out of a hangover. Both have happened.

Caca: Anything unpleasant or offensive.

As in, it always smells like caca in here.

Super: A word you use to make anything your doing seem super important.

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Liiikuh, OMG, supposebly I am getting the hang of this.

Tiki Tiki: An offense noise.

Like texting

Or music

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Eating Shit: The Miami way to say you aren’t doing anything.

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I’d prefer you didn’t, bro. That’s not very diesel.

Bonus: Super Miami phrases for when you are confused.

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