Thursday, April 28, 2011

Albuquerque Slang

Michelle S. pointed this out on Facebook. Some of the slang is fairly-new. I've heard 'Spaghetti Bowl' used for the enormous and confusing Hwy 95/I-15 interchange in Las Vegas, but not for the smaller Big-I in ABQ. Someone who's been in both places simply applied the same term, probably after recent Big-I remodeling, and it's sticking. 'Burque' is new to me (resembles burka, so probably from last decade). My synonym is 'Albuturkey', but so far that isn't sticking. Hadn't heard 'Tamalewood', but it doesn't surprise.

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