Friday, December 23, 2011


My coworker, Isis, often says "¡Jolines!" when she´s stressed out, or when she´s "had it up to here" with work, as she says.

But the funny part is that the word sounds like a mispronounced "holidays!" or something of the sort. So it´s weird to hear someone just randomly shout out "HOLIDAYS!" in a room of silence.

But I asked her how to spell it so I could look it up. And on my favorite online Spanish dictionary site,, they translated it as the following:

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Obviously, there are some things you just can´t translate because they sound ridiculous.

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