Bruce Slocum1 
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Re: “Bien Padre Corn Tortilla Chips

It may be apocryphal, but I was told the company was one of several commercial ventures, (like the Tri-City Weekly), started by Born-Again Christians associated with the Lighthouse Ranch in those days. As such, the name was not a colloquialism, but a, (possibly coded for non-Spanish speakers), reference to the literal translation of the two words. Since I also tend to be a bit of a spelling “snob,” (“Mailbox” – same issue), and have a limited Spanish vocabulary, I looked them up in the Random House American Dictionary, 1967, Spanish to English section. “Bien” = Good “Padre” = Father, which does not refer to your dad, but to … Don’t look up, He’s watching you. Who knows? Knew? Whatever – the chips are great. Bruce Slocum, Ferndale

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Posted by Bruce Slocum on 06/23/2010 at 8:06 AM

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