"I understand that the 16 million dollar storm drainage renovations done a couple of years ago in/near Martineztown worked quite well.
If you recall they dug up (down) a big empty field and also the softball fields at Wells Park to act as a holding…"
"I totally missed it. We drove out of town on Friday afternoon and back on Sunday. I was happy to find that my tree did not fall down on my pickup truck. Food in the freezer was a little bit melted, nothing too bad. The Wunderground weather station…"
"Orale Mr. Mi3ke, Albuquerque was called Burque lone before you came here and will be called that long after you leave. I lived here in Albuquerque my whole life and the word was used regularly in my neighborhood in Sanjo (if you know where that is)…"
"HAHAHA!!!! People are still complaining about this? I hadn't been on DCF for a loooong time and I come back and this is still a topic. I can't believe it. WAIT......... Yes I can (Shaking my head right now with a grin on my…"
"I once did a paper for a folklore class at UNM about how nicknames are such a big part of New Mexican Spanish speaking culture. A conversation with my 83 year old mom about growing up in Martineztown is a wonderful lesson about…"
"I'm not crazy about Burque but I use it once in a while when I'm in the right company which is right here on Duke City Fix, as a simpatico sign of cultural inclusion and appreciation.. Most visitors to this site like to toss it around in a…"
I'm not crazy about Burque but I use it once in a while when I'm in the right company which is right here on Duke City Fix, as a simpatico sign of cultural inclusion and appreciation.. Most visitors to this site like to toss it around in a light-hearted fashion to demonstrate how "with it" they are. "Burque" combined with a head nod, two uplifted, palms-out hands a two-note whistle through the teeth, a thin belt, pink, pegged legged pants,and clicking horseshoe taps are as old as the fifties as least, "stylin'" in today's venacular, appreciating yesteryear, the ability of two or several New Mexico languages and lifestyles to merge. It's acknowledging tradition and enjoying the fact that there are fellow travelers who appreciated it. It's not much different that cowboys calling that city in Otero County "Almagoarda," or Socorro "SOCK-a-row" if you want to mimic an Eastern tourist. Hey, why can't we all just get along.