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Los Baños
July 13th, 2006 by Mike

On our recent trip to California, we drove by a town called Los Banos. When I was a kid we used to drive through it on the way to go fishing or to Yosemite. It’s pronounced Loss Baanos.

I never made the connection, probably because of the pronunciation and the city omits the tilde over the n, but it struck me funny when I realized it’s from one of the few Spanish phrases I know.

¿Donde es el baño? (Where is the toilet?)

Baño actually means bath. But call me wierd, I got tickled when I realized that it could mean “The Toilets”.

© 2006 – 2008, J. M. Erickson. All rights reserved.


One Response  
  • Your Kid writes:
    July 13th, 200621:43at

    Hee hee hee. Welcome to beautiful Toilets, California!!


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