Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Guns: la tartamuda & more

La tartamuda (lah tar-tah-MOO-tha) literally means "the stuttering (female)". It is a term popularized by the late actor Miguel Galván. It means gun, and when fired repeteadly, guns might sound like a stuttering person. Be wary of anyone threatening to pull out on you la taramuda. Consider immediately surrendering all your belongings to avoid a blood bath.

Other terms for la tartamuda are cohete (lit. fire cracker), fuego (lit. fire), plomo (plumb), fusca and tola (from pistola). The video below shows the performance of Miguel Galván that made the term famous and also earned him the same nikname, la tartamuda. It's a TV ad for a bank.

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