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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:30:00 GMT | By Mariela Rosario

10 ways to tell you are Latina

It seems every month we read more discussions of which stars really are Latino, so we decided to create a list of 10 surefire signs you are Latinadad.

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With all the recent frenzy about who is Latina and who isn't (Fergie, J. Alba, etc.) we decided to create the definitive lists of characteristics that can help you determine whether or not you have what it takes to be Latina.

You know you are Latina:

1. If you can't fight the urge to clap on a plane that has just landed!

2. If your boyfriend plucks, waxes or in any other way grooms his eyebrows even more than you do, then not only are you a Latina - you're most likely dating a Latino!

3. If even though you're fluent in English, you still refer to going grocery shopping as a compra.

4. If you have ever committed the cardinal sin and fashion faux pas of wearing socks with sandals!

5. If something immensely sad or something immensely adorable both elicit the exact same response of "Ay Bendito!"

6. If your grandmother's chancletas seemed to have some mystical boomerang powers, you know, she threw it at you and somehow it was magically back in her hand before you could even look up from your hiding place, then you are definitely Latina!

7. If Vick's VaporRub was pronounced Bibaporú and used by everyone in your family to cure anything from burns to acne to La Gripa to infertility.

8. If you have ever sat down on a couch and then immediately fallen off because of the slippery smooth surface created by the plastic covering the entire living room set...Latina all the way baby!

9. If you grew up with a mother and/or grandmother who made you eat a ton of their food to prove how much you loved them, and then called you gordita five minutes later while pinching your chichos!

10. If you are completely fed up with being called, fiery, spicy, caliente or any other adjective that could also describe a chili pepper, you are absolutely, positively, undeniably Latina.

What do you think? Let us know and be sure to share any other surefire sign of Latinidad with us!

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Jun 11, 2013 10:44AM
What a terrible and stupid survey! that is not really true! Now, it sounds more like Puerto Ricans not all Latinas at all.
Jun 11, 2013 4:22PM
this is the most stupid article ever seen
Jun 11, 2013 1:42PM
This should be called
10 ways to tell you are Puerto Rican
Jun 11, 2013 3:36PM
I agree with Castillo this is a stupid survey!!  No way can you apply this to all Latinas!
Jun 11, 2013 9:11PM
worst article ever. are you freaking kidding me? i'm offend beyond words! try to put into 10 "ways" the description of over 20 countries each with their own culture and etymology is stupid and lame! 
Jun 11, 2013 5:11PM
gracias MSN LATINO por publicar para tus seguidores este tipo de articulos, esto me dara la pauta para dejar que YA-NO-SEAS-MI-PAGINA-OFICIAL-  asi le fare la oportunidad a otros Blogs!!! BYE!!!
Jun 11, 2013 11:08PM
Stupid. Stereotypical. Doesnt take into consideration that there are sooo many different countries.
Put this down before anyone else reads this. There are enough stereotypes about the "angry, loud latinas" out there. No need to create even more.

Jun 11, 2013 2:38PM

only the chancleta and tha baporu , the rest I don't know , examples chichos?????????? wtf Is that???

Apr 19, 2014 8:26AM
This article is stupid beyond words, I'm from El Salvador and none of these relate to us.

I think this applies to Puerto Ricans but not to latinas.

Jun 12, 2013 12:13AM
NO hay ningun metodo o test para verificar o hacer saber a alguien que SI es o NO de alguna raza, en este caso "LATINAS" TU simplemente lo sabes y punto!  Que articulo mas tonto!!
Jun 11, 2013 11:50PM
I'm Latina and the only person I saw wearing sandals in latin america and Toe was an American from New Mexico who traveled with her husband gringo who was blond, blond and her native, indigenous Indian brunette face had never seen in my life and their parents are Navajo....

 porfavor de que estan hablandooo?
Jun 11, 2013 9:35AM
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