EL UÑON Un ser mitico, hombre con uñas muy largas, que utiliza para atacar a las gentes como un animal salvaje.found in Mitos y leyendas de Antioquia la Grande by Javier Ocampo López, a collection of Colombian folklore available on Google Books.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Tonight, after the election of Enrique Peña Nieto, I have seen too many headlines in English language news sources that read Enrique Pena Nieto—which sounds very unfortunate when pronounced out loud. Pondering the sound of ñ, I was eventually led to search for minimal pairs in Spanish that illustrate the contrast of /ɲ/ and /nj/. Wikipedia provided the following: uñón /uɲon/ "large nail" (of the finger or toe) and unión /unjon/ "union". But how real a word is uñón? Well, mis uñones and sus uñones get a paltry few hits, but there is also this: