After battling evil-doers in an alternate comic book line, a popular
biracial version of Spider-Man is getting a promotion to the official
Marvel Comics universe.
The first issue of the relaunched “Spider-Man” hits comic stores,
tablets and smartphones this fall with more fanfare than a typical new
series, because the hero under the mask is Miles Morales, the teen son
of an African-American father and Puerto Rican mother.
“Many kids of color who when they were playing superheroes with their
friends, their friends wouldn’t let them be Batman or Superman because
they don’t look like those heroes but they could be Spider-Man because
anyone could be under that mask,” says writer and co-creator Brian
Bendis. “But now it’s true. It’s meant a great deal to a great many
10 Vulgar Spanish Slang Words and Phrases from Puerto Rico: Infographic
If you are in the process of learning Spanish and plan to travel to Puerto Rico, keep in mind the following list of words and phrases. These 10 sayings are common in Puerto Rican Spanish but are too strong to be taught in school. You need to know them.
1. Me cago en la madre
“I shit on the mother” and means fuck! or shit!
“A billy goat,” is an insult and refers to a man whose wife or girlfriend cheated on him, a cuckold.
3. Mama bicho
“A dick sucker”
4. Hijo de la gran puta
“A big son of a bitch”
6. Maldita sea la madre que te parió
“Dam the mother fucking bitch who gave birth to you”
7. Chingar / Chichar
From the word puño (fist) and means son-of-a-bitch! or shit! Also may be related to “jerking off” so be careful!
9. ¡Qué cojones!
“What balls!” or “He’s got some big balls” to mean someone has crossed the line
10. So Pendejo
Pendejo is a mild insult that means “idiot or sucker.” Add the word So to make it stronger like “big idiot or big sucker”
La Leyenda del Gigante Dormido | The Legend of the Sleeping Giant. This is my final piece for the year, inspired by a story from my childhood about the giant sleeping in the mountains of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico. Wepa!
Nací donde la "comida ligera" es arroz blanco, habichuelas coloradas y pollo frito, guineos flacos y pana hervida con bacalao. Donde la Navidad es más larga que en otros países y no puede faltar el lechón asado. Donde hay hermosas playas, y se le dice al desconocido: "mi vida", "mi amor", "cariño". En donde los hijos de tus amigos son tus sobrinos, donde la gente siempre es amable, y todo el año es verano. Nací en PUERTO RICO y soy Borincano aunque naciera en la Luna.