09/14/2014: How to Tame a Wild Tongue (Blog#7)

Anzaldua wrote, about using regular English, slang English, regular Spanish, and North Mexican Spanish, which is more correct and difficult to understand by us, pochos, about Chicano Spanish, and lastly about Tex-Mex. The term “switch codes”  refers to changing language according to who a person is  speaking to. Because if she is using the Chicano Spanish which might be appropriate and understood by a Texas raised Chicano and some even from California, even if they are a little different, that Spanish might not be understood by a Chicano from New Mexico or Arizona. Anzaldua did not want to have to translate each one. Thats how spanglish came to use so people can relate and connected to each other by these “switch codes.”

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