rio grande river vs rio grande : Common Errors in English

About rio grande river vs rio grande

Rio is Spanish for “river,” so “Rio Grande River” is a redundancy. Justwrite “Rio Grande.” Non-Hispanic Americans have traditionally failed topronounce the final “E” in “Grande”, but they’ve learned to do it todesignate the large size of latte, so perhaps it’s time to start sayingit the proper Spanish way: “REE-oh GRAHN-day.” Or to be reallyinternational we could switch to the Mexican name: “Rio Bravo.”

rio grande Meaning(s)

  • (n) a North American river; boundary between the United States and Mexico; flows into Gulf of Mexico

rio grande river in News

  1. Body found near B&M bridge in Brownsville

    Authorities are investigating a man's death after his body was found floating in the Rio Grande River in Brownsville.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley

  2. Ex-MLB player Chipper Jones apologizes for 'offensive, distasteful' tweet about illegal immigrants

    Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones tweeted a public apology on Sunday after facing a massive backlash for suggesting the government fill the Rio Grande River with alligators to prevent illegal immigration. "Y'all think if they took all them gators they trap in Fla and La and put them ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Washington Times

rio grande in News

  1. Albuquerque’s dwindling Rio Grande

    The Rio Grande through Albuquerque is likely to drop this summer to levels not seen for more than two decades. Flows on the river are measured in cubic feet per... Read more »
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Albuquerque Journal

  2. Alex Kuhn signs with Rio Grande

    <p>Rio Grande Sports Information</p> <p>OAK HILL, Ohio - University of Rio Grande head softball coach Kristen Bradshaw has announced the signing of Oak Hill High School’s Alex Kuh...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Portsmouth Daily Times

  3. Rio Grande Valley downs Aces on Sunday

    The Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning to propel them to an 8-5 victory against the Alexandria Aces Sunday night.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Alexandria Town Talk

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