Archive for the ‘Central America’ Category

Pay­back­’s a Bitch

Sag­gy-draw­ered kid: That woman car­ry­ing shit on her head.
Moth­er: Boy, you ain’t in Brook­lyn any­more. This place dif­fer­ent. And keep your voice down.
Sag­gy-draw­ered kid: Hell, she don’t speak Eng­lish. And what the hell com­put­er boy gonna do, re­port me to the in­ter­net?

–Tela Beach, Hon­duras

Over­heard by: Com­put­er boy, I as­sume

Mar­i­jua­na: The Uni­ver­sal Lan­guage

Guatemalan teen, pass­ing Amer­i­can teen on the beach: Quieres fu­mar?
Amer­i­can teen: Huh? What?
Guatemalan teen: Quieres fu­mar?
Amer­i­can teen: Bro, I don’t know what you’re say­ing. I don’t speak Mex­i­can or what­ev­er that is.
Guatemalan teen: Want smoke weed?
Amer­i­can teen: Oh. Hell yeah, why did­n’t you say that the first time?

–Monte Ri­co, Guatemala

Over­heard by: Man­go­Joe