Word of the Day

Monday, November 1, 2010


I heard the character Pablo Escobar in the movie Blow say mota to Johnny Depp, who plays an American drug dealer. The word mota (marihuana, grass, weed) that had been used a couple of other times in the movie, is Mexican (also used in surrounding countries) and would most likely not be used by a Colombian speaking to an American who spoke very little Spanish. I know that dialectical precision would be asking too much of Hollywood, but that inaccuracy really caught my attention.

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1 comment:

Comentador said...

É realmente pedir demais de Hollywood.
Eu também desconhecia a pagela abaixo.