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-=Improper language=-

Improper Language

Mientras que trato que todo mi sitio esté en español,algunas aportaciones como esta misma no son traducibles y las he dejado ensu idioma original.


TO:ALL MEXICAN STAFF, US Embassy, Mexico City

It has been brought to our attention by severalofficials, that improper language is commonly used by Mexican staff. Such behaviour, in addition to violating NAFTA`s spirit, is regarded as highly unprofessional and offensive.
Therefore, it is the conviction of the American Administration that everyone concerned should immediately adhere to the following rules:

1.-Words like carajo, chingada and other such expressions, will not be used for emphasis, no matter how heated the discussion might be.
2.-You will not say pendejo or la cagas, when somebody is being reprimanded, or que pendejada or que mamadas son estas when a major mistake or conflict has risen. All forms derived of the verbs pendejear,mamar or cagar are inappropiate in our environment, for they lead to further confusion and potential disagreement.
3.-No project manager, section head administrator or least Ambassador, under any circumstances will not be referred to as hijo de su chingada madre, hijo de puta, cabron or ojete.
4.-Lack of determination will not be referred to as falta de huevos,pinche puto or maricon, nor will persons with lack of initiative be referred as culero or pendejo.
5.-Unusual creative or original ideas should not be referred to as pinches jaladas.
6.-Do not say como chinga or jode if a person is persistent, or esta jodido if a colleague is going through a difficult situation, or his or her country`s position is untenable or ill-conceived. Furthermore, you must not say que chinga when matters turn complicated.
7.-When asking someone to leave you alone, you must not say vete a la chingada or vete al carajo, not ever substitute "May I Help You" with que chingados quieres. When things get tough, an acceptable expression such as ..."We are going through a difficult time" should be used rather than esto esta de la chingada.
8.-A stalemate in negotiations should never be referred to as este ya mamó.
9.-If you make a mistake just say so and not say ya la cague or ya me llevo la chingada when your authorities get to know about your mistakes.
10.-Under no circumstance should you call our elderly directive partners as rucos ojetes.
11.-When in a hurry, never use expressions such as andale cabron or orale putos.
12.-The expression te la pelas should not be used to discourage someone.
13.-Nos la pelaron pinches gringos should not be used to convey the idea of victory in a negotiation.
14.-Body language like the one used by Roque Villanueva is specifically prohibited.
15.-When a problem is not your responsibility, you must not say no es mi pedo, for there is not an accurate translation of the expression in our language.
16.-Last but not least, after reading this note please do not say me voy a limpiar el culo con esto, just keep it clean and dispose of it properly.


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