Moving the sprinkler in the front yard just now when two of the little girls who live a couple doors down walked by, one of them carrying a particularly cute example of the chihuahuas ubiquitous in the neighborhood.
By little girls, I mean six, at most. So I asked the one carrying the dog, "What's your doggie's name?"
She said, "Norteño," which she translated as "North Side"--the Hispanic gang hereabouts.
Then she flashed me a gang sign.