Hillary Clinton Is ‘Not My Abuela,’ Critics Say

Hillary Clinton claims that she is like ‘our abuelas,’ which was noted as one of the most visible cases of political use of Mock Spanish. Hilary hoped to establish some connection with this block of voters and help boost her campaign by using that phrase. But she does not know “Abuela’ is a term that means ‘grandmother’ in Mexican, and She expected it to portray her not just as a caring and matriarchal figure, but also as one who understands the problems of American Mexicans so well that she knows the terms they use to describe them.

Posted by Yijun Zhao on January 4, 2018

Tags:
Mock Spanish;
Language Revitalization

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