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Speaking Uruguayan Part #1

Did I just hear, "Check yourself"? I continue on with my walk along Peatonal Sarandi and I hear it again. Do I have my crips colors and gang apparel on today?

Oh wait, maybe people are saying, "Check-a say". Hold up, what does that mean. What is this?

If you are sauntering along the blocks, out eating somewhere, or basically doing anything in the public realm of Uruguay and fall into this language-predicament, please understand that the person is not reciting part of a classic rap tune by Ice Cube.

They using one of the national linguistic time-fillers occuring in most all conversations - "Yo que se". It means "what do I know?". But then again it is seemingly said by some to, well, just to say.

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