Monday, February 4, 2008
Camarón (cah-mah-DON, lit. shrimp) means money. It comes from the shape that the thumb and the index finger adopt when holding a pack of bills with one hand: the curvy shape of a camarón. Sometimes the gesture of holding such imaginary pack of bills alone is enough to convey the meaning of money. A synonym derived from this word is camarote (cah-mah-DO-teh, lit. stateroom).
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