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8 Phrases That Will Make You Swear New Mexicans Have Their Own Language

There are certain words and phrases that you’re unlikely to hear outside of the Land of Enchantment. They don’t sound weird to us because we’re used to them, but some sayings and expressions might confuse an out-of-state visitor. Here are some of the linguistic quirks that make New Mexico New Mexico.

What New Mexican words and phrases have you discovered aren’t universally understood throughout the country?

You may also be interested in this past article: “12 Weird Side Effects Everyone Experiences From Growing Up In New Mexico.”

Juliet White
Staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. Juliet can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.