Thursday, April 06, 2006

On speaking not-American

Okay, so since this country is becoming so bilingual and everything, we might as well get things right. To that end:

Cojones. C-O-J-O-N-E-S. Cojones. Spanish slang meaning testicles/nuts/balls/nads/rocks. Pronounced co-HO-ness. As in, "Bush is claiming unitary executive powers? Man, them's is some cojones right there."

Your alternative is cajones, or "drawers." Like a chest of drawers. Not quite as awe-inspiring, if you think about it.

This lesson in vulgar slang has been brought to you by letter H and the number 12.

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