Originally Posted by zeehag
the real name if a tehuantepecer is TEHUANO. only gringos call em peckers. yes to be avoided but can be done with a foot on the beach, or a hundred or so miles out to sea.
This is a silly argument. The word is either Tehuano Wind
or Tehuantepecer. The word comes from the Tehuantepecer region where it occurs.
Arguing that the word is tehuano and not tehunatepecer is like arguing that you didn't get a "Complimentary" hotel
room at the Casino, but rather you were "Comp'd". ("Complimentary isn't a word, it's comp'd, that is what everyone in vegas calls it).
which would be a completely silly argument.
There are many, many examples where abbreviations work
their way into the vernacular and become widely accepted as the actual word. For example Good Bye is an abbreviation of "God Be With You".
I'm sure that the locals all say Tehuano, but that doesn't make the alternative invalid.