Tag: Language

That pesky English language

My grandmother told me a story about her and my grandfather that made me laugh. There is a word in Spanish that used to be a slur but has changed a bit. The word is “güey“, a derivation of the word “buey” (bull). It used to be used to call someone stupid or a dimwit. However, it has become more…

The nuances of language

The professor asked the class what a “confounder” was. I raised my hand and answered, “A confounder is something that is associated with both the exposure and the disease, but is not in the causal pathway between an exposure and a disease.” That is how I learned what a confounder is. That is how I explain it to people. The professor…

The day I forgot to speak English

I’ve been playing soccer for a very long time. In fact, I can remember the first time I played soccer back when I was six years old and my cousin Danny came to visit me in Juarez. There were some kids out on the street kicking the ball around, and we decided to challenge them to a game. I don’t…

What do you see when you see Brown?

I must admit to you that I was very, very sad to see some of the comments on social media (comments like these) that came about from Marc Anthony signing “God Bless America” at the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday. It appears that the racist came out of a lot of people, and they decided to openly state how racist…