Like most of us, you’ve probably had one or two friendships over the years that ended with a falling out. Perhaps you can’t even remember or explain what you fell out over. But it’s unlikely you’ve ever experienced a severed bond that threatened to make a 1,000-year-old language extinct.
That’s what happened decades ago, back when Manuel Segovia, now 78, and Isidro Velazquez, now 72, stopped talking. The elderly residents of Ayapa in the state of Tabasco, Mexico — yes, where the peppers come from — had a long-standing disagreement as hot-tempered as the sauce