Title Under Header


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

'Burrito' = 'Little Donkey' or 'Mexican Popiah'

Useful word to learn if you want an alternative to the usual expletive. 

To someone you're OK with, the word just means affectionately a Spanish or an Mexican 'Popiah'.

To someone you're NOT OK with, you're calling him a 'Little Donkey'. 

'Burrito' is English (US) or Spanish for 'Little Donkey' or 'Spanish Mexican Popiah'... you decide.

Here's what triggered this post.

Popiah = Asian Burrito.

A friend of mine made this statement on Facebook.

"I'm having the 'Asian Burrito' for lunch. That's what my Caucasian friends call Popiah."
~ by Michelle

'Burrito' ~ just an excerpt

A burrito (US English /bəˈritoʊ/, Spanish: [buˈrito]), or taco de harina ['tako ðe a'ɾina], is a type of Mexican food. It consists of a wheat flour tortilla wrapped or folded into a roughly cylindrical shape to completely enclose a filling. (In contrast, a taco is generally formed by simply folding a tortilla in half around a filling, leaving the semicircular perimeter open.) The flour tortilla is usually lightly grilled or steamed, to soften it and make it more pliable.

In Mexico, refried beans or meat are sometimes the only fillings. In the United States, however, fillings generally include a combination of ingredients such as Mexican-style rice or plain rice, refried beans or beans, lettuce, salsa, meat, guacamole, cheese, and sour cream, and the size varies, with some burritos considerably larger than their Mexican counterparts.


The word burrito means "little donkey" in Spanish, as a diminiuitive form of burro, or "donkey". The name burrito as applied to the food item possibly derives from the appearance of a rolled up wheat tortilla, which vaguely resembles the ear of its namesake animal, or from bedrolls and packs that donkeys carried. In some areas, such as the Lower Rio Grande Valley, they are called patos, meaning "ducks", again presumably derived from their appearance (cf. golubtsy).


Comic Strip ~ 2012 Oct 16, ST pg-C-13 ~ Stone Soup

Dedicated to those of you who'll be starting a family real soon. Time to get creative.



The Promise of LOVE ~ by EBS & PGA

The Promise of LOVE 
(Wedding Song of PGA & EBS) 
~ words by EBS 
~ 01 Jan 1987 (Wedding Date) 

The Lord has been kind to us all
We were saved by His death on the cross
He has showered upon us blessings from above
Of all the gifts which He has bestowed 
The greatest of all... is that of His LOVE.

The LOVE we now share is so strong and so deep
Just as the Father has meant it to be, now that we... are one
Let our light shine forth for others to see
That by our example, His LOVE, they will know
This joy and peace that Christ gives His Church

We pledge our love to each other
We promise to be true in all we do
To love and to honor till death do us part
For this was the promise of love
We made to each other... in the presence of GOD