Friday, August 22, 2008

!El Sancho!

Look, up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's !El Sancho!

It sounds great doesn't it? One might actually believe El Sancho is a superhero. Sadly, he's far from it.

If you're a guy and your wife is cheating on you, the other man is called "El Sancho".

This is very a common phrase in Mexico, let's hope this is something you never have to worry about.


  1. Wow... "Santeria" by Sublime has long been one of my favorite songs, but I never truly knew what they meant by "Sancho." I just thought it was indicating a Mexican bad guy...

    Interestingly, the song also includes the word "heina," which your post prompted me to look up, and I found out that "heina" is a Mexican slang term for lover or girlfriend.

  2. Some people also shout "Sancho" when you sneeze, meaning "bless you" but also to remind you about being cheated. And I have heard that the female Sancho is called "San Rita" :)