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Top ten ‘English’ words invented by the Spanish

Top ten 'English' words invented by the Spanish
To say 'hacer footing' for jogging is just one the weird 'English' words the Spanish have coined. Photo: Ed Yourdon
In our latest picture gallery, The Local looks at how people in Spain are taking English words, changing their meanings, and using them in a way that would have Shakespeare turning in his grave.
Ever been asked by a Spanish friend to 'go footing'?
Has someone called you a 'friki'?
If so, then you've been the victim of a growing trend.  
People in Spain are increasingly using words that are not Spanish, but which are not quite English either. 
The words sound thoroughly familiar, yet very strange at the same time.
In this list, The Local Spain gives you the lowdown on how Spanish people are reinventing English for their own needs. Let´s get footing to the gallery!

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