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Annotations for Walk, the twenty-third chapter of One Rainy Day In May.

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Page 579 Edit

Jim Kalin

writer?

Page 580 Edit

es la neta

it is true, certain

neta verdad

certain truth, pure truth

Page 581 Edit

el chorro

jet, squirt

Rubio

Marco Rubio, junior United States Senator from Florida, serving since January 2011. A member of the Republican Party

mayor Carcetti

Thomas J. "Tommy" Carcetti is a fictional character on the HBO drama The Wire, played by Irish actor Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger)

Virgil Campos

fictional character, we'll meet him later

vato

man, dude

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graders

construction machine with a long blade used to create a flat surface during the grading process

faucet ass

A condition in which the fecal excrement consists mainly of liquid water which can in severe cases lead to dehydration. That Mexican food gave me a serious case of faucet ass

Guácala

yuck

quinceanera

fifteen-year-old, also a soap opera title

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cuerno de chivo

Mexican slang term for an AK-47, whose literal meaning is "goat's horn", in reference to the curved magazine clip or banana clip that the armament uses

lats

latissimus muscle

wings

also mentioned in Oz (with a far darker wings – 422) and jingjing (jingjing really had wings ready to grow full at last – 533)

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ropes

meaning ropes of water, the water is squirting out of him

tu me conoces

you know me

Cagado

wimp, yellow, soiled

culo

ass

Page 587 Edit

placa

police badge

pinche

fucking

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rubbing her gums

sign of drug addiction? + same does Xanther because of the braces

es mi grillo

that's my cricket

Page 591 Edit

gotta da-da

what word beginning with "d"?

Page 593 Edit

órale

"hell yeah" or "right on", Also used to: indicate surprise

Page 595 Edit

tore her in half, in pieces

like Realic

bruja magica

magic of a witch

Page 598 Edit

jotos

homosexuals

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gol

goal

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loco peligroso

crazy dangerous; dangerous crazy person

chuckling sticks

nunchaku?

Vete a la chingada

go to hell

Page 602 Edit

we finally learn that taking care of Hopi meant to kill him - but it was foreshadowed on page 79 (down)

Por qué me haces esto

why are you doing this to me

Page 603 Edit

ruca

rustic rural house, old woman, girlfriend

no tiene sentido

that doesn't make sense

tonterias

bullshit

a la brava

the hard way

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Para el amor de las manos de niño.

For the love of child's hands

Juarez grabs hold

Juarez prevents Hopi to fall into the "grave". Similarly, he scared him pretending to throw him into the dog's pool.

Page 608 Edit

bullet holes – in places where Jesus was wounded

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