Chuo-hul-sol

Definition: The experience of seeing a brilliant red sunset blown up by manmade pollution and knowing you’re not suppose to enjoy it but you do anyway because the colors are a brilliant bright orange red fire —intoxicating to the eyes.

Usage: “On a crazy hot sticky summer day when LA’s asphalt was on fire, Mario posted a Chuco헐sol sunset to his instagram and all the folks outside of LA asked him what filter he used.”

Origin: Diana Chuong, Mario Rosado, Heidi Quante, Los Angeles Field Study, Art Center, March 2016.

Chuco (El Salavadorian) slang for dirty + 헐 (Korean) an expression of surprise, similar to ‘Huh!’ or “What?!” in English +  Sol (Spanish) meaning sun.

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