Q: How do you form a Spanish barbarism from an English word beginning with “s”?
A: Easy, you add a preliminary “e”, so that, for example, smoking (ie a dinner jacket, a tuxedo) becomes esmoquin.
Q: How do you correct a Spanish barbarism beginning with “es”, thus demonstrating to your Spanish public your intimate knowledge of Foreignistan in general and of anglocabrones in particular?
A: What a stupid question! You substract the initial, redundant “e”, reverting establishment to the original stablishment.
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