I’m Not Pretentious, I’m Just Bilingual

My accents aren’t meant to be fancy

Maria Garcia
Published in
4 min readApr 7, 2024


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I refuse to say A-pel” or “Spot-i-fy” or “cOh-ver”.

It gives me what the kids call “the ick”. It makes the hair hatching under my skin regress into its original follicle.

I refuse to mispronounce something that I actually know how to pronounce correctly, just to fit in.