Always on the lookout for new Speaking Latino material I found myself multi-tasking last night at a local bar. In the restroom I ran across this graffiti with a basic Spanish mistake at just about at eye level. While the quote is entertaining, the artist apparently didn’t do well in his Spanish classes. Just in case the Wonka’s words of wisdom are not clear, it says “La pasion de algunos es la desgrasia de la malloria. -Wonka.”
No hints on this one. You’re on your own to figure out what’s wrong here.
Here are the Spanish mistakes:
1. This one is minor but worth mentioning. The O in pasión should have an accent mark.
2. The word desgrasia is spelled incorrectly. It should be with a C as in desgracia.
3. The word malloria is spelled incorrectly. The correct spelling is with a Y, as in mayoría, as well as the i being accented.
Yet one more example that you kids should stay in school to learn your 3 R’s…
Take a look at this other basic Spanish error in this second toilet graffiti post if you wan to take a look.
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