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Multilingual Abuse

This is a street sign in El Rancho New Mexico. As I recall from my high school profesora, Spanish can only make the possessive through the … de los … construction, and the plural with an -s. Here we see either redundant possession, “Roybal’s’s street”, or leakage of the habit of using an apostrophe-s to make a plural into Spanish.

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(Thanks, Eric Weis!)

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