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Annotations for Blue Pencil, the ninth chapter of One Rainy Day In May.

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Dr. Potts "Yeah man. Something died."

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Here is something you can't understand.

sequel to the song of their album Stoned Raiders. 2001 Lyrics continues: How I could just kill a man. Echoes This is not for you from House of Leaves, also a lyrics quote (by Pearl Jam)

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hijo

son

pocho

a US citizen of Mexican origin; a culturally Americanized Mexican

Can't suckin one breath

Do Cats Really Kill Babies by Sucking Away Their Breath? (livescience)

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Hopi Mannitou

Mannitou means spirit. Hopi are a Native American tribe. The Hopi Dictionary gives the primary meaning of the word "Hopi" as: "behaving one, one who is mannered, civilized, peaceable, polite, who adheres to the Hopi way."

un malandro

A young criminal, punk or thug in Venezuela or Brazil; one conscious of image and status; preoccupied with projecting coolness and non-conformity, and willing to use violence to establish social status (Wikictionary)

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placa

badge, police

joto

homosexual

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Extrano

strange, peculiar

13

M, 13th letter of the alphabet. La Eme (The M) is a title for Mexican Mafia (Wikipedia)

Nahuatl

a member of a group of peoples native to southern Mexico and Central America, including the Aztecs

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tar fiend

tar – heroin (slang)

Teyo

name is derived from Spanish and Old Greek origins. From Spanish roots, its meaning is god

tapado

ignorant/dumbass

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mecoso

? mocoso means a little kid with snot running from his nose

Zona Rosa

a neighborhood in Mexico City which is known for its shopping, nightlife, gay community, and its recently established Korean community (Wikipedia)

vato

man

cockrocking

? prostituting?

Figueroa Street

Figueroa Street is a major north-south street in Los Angeles County, California, spanning from the Los Angeles neighborhood of Wilmington north to Eagle Rock. There is a break in the street between Alpine Street in Chinatown and San Fernando Road in Cypress Park.

Amex

American Express

the Pampas

low lying plain in South America

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Trucha

Literally "trout" in Spanish, it is also Spanish slang for "alert", or "vigilant"

gat

revolver, but also cat

Mariposa

butterfly, slang for gay

Sur Trece

Sureños, Sur 13, or Sureños are groups of loosely affiliated gangs that pay tribute to the Mexican Mafia while in U.S. state and federal correctional facilities (Wikipedia)

Catorce

14

Varrio

1.An urban district or quarter in a Spanish-speaking country.

2. A chiefly Spanish-speaking community or neighborhood in a US city

Rifa

untouchable + Rifamos – We reign. -slang + Rifamos is a slang term Los Angeles Chicano gangs coined and use to refer to themselves

Crips, Bloods

mostly African American gangs

llantas

Properly defined as tires, in slang is used to describe people of African decent. Just as derogatory if not more so than saying ni***r

lana

slang for money

Nortenos

citizens of Northern Mexico

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Cenobio Flores Pacecho, Felipe de Jesús Sosa Canizales

real members of Sinaloa Cartel (borderlandbeat)

Chiquilistlán

a small town in the Mexican state of JaliscoSinaloa officially Free and Sovereign State of Sinaloa, is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, compose the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided in 18 municipalities and its capital city is Culiacán Rosales (Wikipedia) + Sinaloa Cartel

Beltrán Leyva

The Beltrán-Leyva Cartel was a Mexican drug cartel and organized crime syndicate, headed by the five Beltrán Leyva brothers: Marcos Arturo, Carlos, Alfredo, Mario Alberto and Héctor. Founded originally as a branch of the Sinaloa Cartel, the Beltrán Leyva cartel was responsible for transportation and wholesaling of cocaine, heroin and marijuana (and the production of the last two) . It controlled numerous drug trafficking corridors, and engaged in human smuggling, money laundering, extortion, kidnapping, murder and gun-running (Wikipedia)

Olwera street

oldest part of Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, and is part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument (Wikipedia)

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reglas

money

Baxter

Baxter Street in Echo Park, is one of the steepest streets in L.A.

borracho

drunk

Turulato

dumbass

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Knife law

right to carry some types of knives

Porvenir

future

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Oakleys

sunglasses

gats

revolvers, cats

Lott 13, Geherty Loma

hispanic gangs

perro sarnoso

dusty dog

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Ranfla

spanish name for a lowrider or a old ass fixed up car...preferably Chevy

Repo

repossesed car

Angeles Crest

The Angeles Crest Highway (Wikipedia)

a toda madre

Mexican slang that means something is totally awesome. Often abbreviated, especially in graffiti" as ATM

piruja

bitch

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burros

a small donkey used as a pack animal

R.C.

Radio-controlled car?

Pro-Am

mix of professional and amateur

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Los Perros Viejos

old dogs

pata suica

Pata Sucia: Spanglish; Direct translation- dirty foot; used in reference to men and women who remove their shoes in public and then proceed to walk barefooted wherever they may be

órale

"hell yeah" or "right on", but has lots and lots of meanings. Also used to: indicate surprise

pues

since, well

vatos

dudes

mancha

stain, mark, spot

paco-puffing

paco - Cocaine paste is very popular through several South American countries including Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay and is referred to as paco or pasta base

talonera

heel

talonera survivalist

prostitute?

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niño

street kid

pendejo

stupid

significativo

significant, meaningful

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Rio Vista Park

Rio Vista Veterans Memorial Park in El Monte, California

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Pinche pedo

something like stupid fart

perro

dog

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Mother’s Day

tomorrow

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bigger on the inside

echoing both House of Leaves and Doctor Who

Big Punisher

Big Pun, rapper

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guey

dude

come mierda

eat shit

nalgasona

nalgas – ass

delecado

should be delicado, delicate, maybe intentional

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joto

homosexual

verga

cock, prick

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chingon

badass

chido

cool

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El Ponchis

teen cartel hit man

Moreno Leos

13 year old assassin for Mexican drug cartel

Morelos

Mexican state

highways can mark all their ways

Morelos is the most-connected state in terms of roadways, with highway connecting all of its communities. It has one of the highest densities of roadways in the country

jale

pull, work, job

pinche

fuck

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