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La Lengua Wins The Internet!

March 25, 2011

Why, what do we have here?

¡Viva La Lengua! ¡Viva La Lengua Asignada!

Fret not if you can’t immediately see it — the LaLeReMaCo (La Lengua Revolutionary Mapping Council) is rolling out the map tiles across servers worldwide as we speak.

Now’s a good time to freshen up on the Revolutionary Anthem of La Lengua.

29 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2011 2:41 pm


  2. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable permalink
    March 25, 2011 2:45 pm


  3. SCUM permalink
    March 25, 2011 2:56 pm

    Where is La Verga.

  4. David permalink
    March 25, 2011 3:16 pm

    Congratulations–you’ve made history!

  5. March 25, 2011 4:01 pm

    Well done! Congrats!

  6. March 25, 2011 4:12 pm


  7. Gillibits permalink
    March 25, 2011 4:47 pm


  8. March 25, 2011 4:49 pm

    Excellent work!

  9. Tom permalink
    March 25, 2011 4:59 pm

    It’s probably thanks to the same Google NIMBYs that prevent Streetview from covering the neighborhood.

  10. noehiller permalink
    March 25, 2011 6:06 pm

    this is boring. it’s the Mission folks. there is no la lengua.

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable permalink
      March 26, 2011 1:53 am

      Clearly you have not been paying attention. Look again at the map. It is blatantly La Lengua.

    • generic permalink
      March 28, 2011 11:39 am

      It’s amazing how “One Man’s Lonely Quest” turns to “Fact Because It’s Right There On Google Maps.”

    • March 28, 2011 12:29 pm

      Step 2 wouldn’t have happened if it were just me shaking my fist at the sky. La Lengua obviously resonated with folks other than the Burrito Justice land grant committee.

  11. Janet C permalink
    March 25, 2011 8:27 pm

    Viva La Lengua!

  12. James permalink
    March 25, 2011 11:23 pm

    Congratulations, it’s as legitimate as “Somisspo”

  13. March 26, 2011 1:32 am

    I wonder when the big check from Google will arrive! :-)

  14. Tex permalink
    March 26, 2011 3:31 pm

    It’s Photoshopped, right? Doesn’t show up here. And I proudly live in La Lengua.

    • March 26, 2011 5:24 pm

      Absolutely not. It just looks like takes some time for the new map tiles to propagate through Google’s many servers.

      Also seems browser specific – I see it in Safari but not Firefox or mobile clients.

  15. March 31, 2011 8:29 pm

    I can see it on Firefox for Mac. Good for you. What’s your next conquest? I hope it’s renaming nopa.

  16. Dave permalink
    March 31, 2011 10:29 pm

    Congrats! I see it on Firefox for Mac, too. Kind of freaky that when you bring up San Francisco, CA on google maps, La Lengua is one of a few neighborhoods that pop up (no Mission, Castro, Potrero Hill, or Soma by the way). One can only assume that nearby ‘hoods have been swallowed by the tongue (to choke a metaphor).

    Those who write the history are indeed victorious!

  17. mike sugerman permalink
    April 18, 2011 10:56 am

    Love LA LENGUA ! Love the story behind the story. Want to talk with you…silhouette? Keep your privacy…pleae call ASAP (deadlines always sooner than we like)
    Mike Sugerman

  18. rob permalink
    June 28, 2011 10:21 am

    FYI, I had never heard of La Lengua till I saw its prominence on Google maps, got curious and Googled it, and ended up here. (I live within a block of the tip of LL) Congrats!

  19. March 28, 2015 11:38 am

    In that hot Summer 2007 I ate my burrito in La Lengua neighbor on Mission with my Guatemalan friend in front of all Spanish-Americans staring and whispered at me eating. Beside being Caucasian, what the customers doesn’t know I carry 1/3 Portuguese in me. :-P


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