The word "pinche", according to sources is an all-purpose insult enhancer, which would be roughly equivalent to the use of the F-word in English.

It is strongly associated with cursing which is not just isolated in Mexico. Reports say that people from Panama and Columbia also understand that it is used to describe something insignificant.

While "mayate" references to a black dung beetle and a derogatory term used to describe a dark skinned person.

Combining these two words then will give a very clear explanation of what they imply to.

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Updated on Tuesday, October 06 2015 at 11:40AM EDT

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