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Old July 12th, 2017, 11:46 PM   #15541
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Old July 13th, 2017, 12:35 AM   #15542
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¿Matamoros?.

It is so weird... in Spain there was a village with a not far name like it and decided to change to a similar one
(means "kill islamics")
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Old July 13th, 2017, 12:39 AM   #15543
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¿Matamoros?.

It is so weird... in Spain there was a village with a not far name like it and decided to change to a similar one
(means "kill islamics")
Matamoros is on the Mexican side of the border there, and a fairly large city. I always thought "moros" meant "Moors"; I would take it as referring to, well, the Arab/Muslim occupiers of Spain centuries ago, not to people today. So it never occurred to me it might be offensive. But it's your language....

I recently (like, yesterday) came across an article in French about a politician who was described as a "matamore," but I've been too lazy to look the word up.
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Old July 13th, 2017, 12:42 AM   #15544
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Matamoros is on the Mexican side of the border there, and a fairly large city. I always thought "moros" meant "Moors"; I would take it as referring to, well, the Arab/Muslim occupiers of Spain centuries ago, not to people today. So it never occurred to me it might be offensive. But it's your language....

I recently (like, yesterday) came across an article in French about a politician who was described as a "matamore," but I've been too lazy to look the word up.
well, many translations are acceptable... and it is called after that issue.
About one year ago, a little village called "Castrillo Matajudíos" (matajudíos = jewish killer) was shifter to "Castrillo Mota de Judíos" (mota de judíos = Jewish little hill), just a little change to avoid any misunderstanding so many centuries later...
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Old July 13th, 2017, 12:53 AM   #15545
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¿Matamoros?.

It is so weird... in Spain there was a village with a not far name like it and decided to change to a similar one
(means "kill islamics")
It's named after Mariano Matamoros.
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Old July 13th, 2017, 01:19 AM   #15546
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Well, that's all right, then.

(By the way, "matamore," in French - just not to leave it hanging - means a person who brags, who pretends to be brave. The headline I saw was about a politician who'd been caught up in scandal and had to resign. And I looked up "Maure" while I was at it: it refers to the Muslim conquerors of Spain in the Middle Ages, and also to the inhabitants of Mauritania in Roman times....)
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Matamoros in Mexico is just a second name of a mexican independence hero.
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Hranica-border

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could point me towards this movie, but with English subtitles, since I don't speak Hungarian, Slovak or Ukrainian (maybe I missed some other language in the movie).
It is a movie about Vel'ke Slemence/Mali Selmenci, a village cut in two overnight and split between (today) Slovakia and Ukraine.
More info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1533039/

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Old July 14th, 2017, 07:14 PM   #15549
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Tziscao lake, The famous natural border between Mexico and Guatemala:


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What does a bus stopped in Belize in the left side?. They are right hand driving.

BTW, I found this main border where a river enters into Guatemala for a while and back to Belize

https://www.google.es/maps/@17.05686...!3m1!1e3?hl=es


Does anyone knows if Belize is a little isolated?. It is the only country in Central America that speak a different language.
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Does anyone knows if Belize is a little isolated?. It is the only country in Central America that speak a different language.
Because this country once upon time was a british colony, and during the starting of spanish colonization Belize was a paradise for pirates.

Several years later the British Empire colonized this land naming British Honduras or Honduras Británica in spanish, until the 60's decade when they recovered the independence altough Belize is a Commonwealth nation.

Maybe for that reason Belizean people are not identified with their neighbours.
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Because this country once upon time was a british colony, and during the starting of spanish colonization Belize was a paradise for pirates.

Several years later the British Empire colonized this land naming British Honduras or Honduras Británica in spanish, until the 60's decade when they recovered the independence altough Belize is a Commonwealth nation.

Maybe for that reason Belizean people are not identified with their neighbours.
And doesn't Guatemala actually claim Belize's territory, so there might be a bit of a bad relationship, at least at the official level?
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