18 Words You’ll Only Understand If You’re From New Mexico

Some slang seems to get stuck at the state line. Here are 18 words and phrases from New Mexico that you’ll only understand if you’ve spent time in the Land of Enchantment.

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These words just scratch the surface of New Mexican lingo. What other slang, words and phrases from New Mexico can you think of? On the opposite end of the spectrum, here are some things people who grew up in New Mexico will not understand.

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