¿Mucha feria o qué?
This time of year brings the famous “Feria de las Flores” (or “Flower Festival”) to the city of Medellin.
That name makes the thing sound extraordinarily dull, but don't be fooled. There's plenty of fun to be had over the following few days.
While you will find a couple of events which are rather flower-heavy, most are not. Instead, music, celebration and fun take centre stage, all washed down with a healthy serving of "guaro" (or "aguardiente"), the favoured local tipple.
You can find plenty of information on all the events involved at this year's feria on other sites, but I wanted to look quickly here at a curious linguistic phenomenon that also emerges briefly along with the festival.
A bizarre greeting that fleetingly appears around this time of year...
That is, the bizarre psuedo-greeting of “¿mucha feria o qué?” -- an expression that can be used in...