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Sat Mar 16, 2013, 08:53 PM

Here's a picture....

There is a Spanish or Mexican term for a man who ravishes a beautiful woman and carries her away. Or maybe he rescues her. Or maybe the connotation of the term lies somewhere between "ravisher" and "rescuer." But, for the life of me, I can't remember the word. Any guesses? Here's a picture that illustrates what I'm talking about.

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Reply Here's a picture.... (Original post)
Fridays Child Mar 2013 OP
datasuspect Mar 2013 #1
Duer 157099 Mar 2013 #2
Fridays Child Mar 2013 #5
datasuspect Mar 2013 #6
Sekhmets Daughter Mar 2013 #7
datasuspect Mar 2013 #8
In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #19
Fridays Child Mar 2013 #22
Kali Mar 2013 #13
datasuspect Mar 2013 #24
Kali Mar 2013 #26
Kali Mar 2013 #12
Paulie Mar 2013 #28
AAO Mar 2013 #3
Fridays Child Mar 2013 #10
AAO Mar 2013 #4
Fridays Child Mar 2013 #11
datasuspect Mar 2013 #9
Kali Mar 2013 #14
Fridays Child Mar 2013 #15
Kali Mar 2013 #16
840high Mar 2013 #17
Kali Mar 2013 #18
Fridays Child Mar 2013 #20
Sekhmets Daughter Mar 2013 #23
Fridays Child Mar 2013 #27
Kali Mar 2013 #25
Fridays Child Mar 2013 #21
MiddleFingerMom Mar 2013 #29

Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 09:15 PM

1. mexican is not a language.

 

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 09:38 PM

2. Well to be fair

neither is "Southern" but we often say things like "there's a Southern expression that means _____" so it's like that.

In this context, it's pretty clear the OP meant: a Spanish word, maybe used in Mexican culture...

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 09:52 PM

5. Really???

Duh.

Are you acquainted with the concept of the vernacular? My use of "term" was specifically intended to convey the premise that the word I'm looking for might be unique to Mexico or to Mexican culture.

So, beyond your ever-so-smart response, do you have anything helpful to contribute? Or did you just need a little attention?

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Response to Fridays Child (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 10:00 PM

6. seems like you need the attention

 

do you normally lash out at complete strangers?

don't get mad at me because you can't write english with precision.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 10:08 PM

7. Dogs go mad, people become angry...speaking of precision.

Furthermore, while it is more commonly referred to as Mexican Spanish, it is recognized as a dialect of that language.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 10:09 PM

8. cool post bro

 

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 11:50 PM

19. datasuspect

The bro is a woman.
just thought I'd point that out .........
cause a month ago a few DUers were confused. not you. but oh my.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 12:04 AM

22. Charro!

See post #20.

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Response to Fridays Child (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 11:11 PM

13. in defense

ds doesn't know you are from the SW

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Response to Kali (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 12:24 AM

24. practically everything i post here is tongue in cheek

 

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 12:54 AM

26. I know

but you were right, Mexican isn't a language per se.

just me trying to keep everything friendly. I shoulda been a bartender or something

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 11:08 PM

12. si, como no

there are lots of expressions that are Mexican and missing from European Spanish - some are aboriginal-based but some are just Mexican.

(disclaimer: my spanish is pretty damn shitty, but it is mostly Mexican Spanish - I can barely follow an actual Spanish person - for one thing they talk as fast as a NewYawker )

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Response to Kali (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 02:36 AM

28. My favorite one is "Tortilla"

In one dialect it is bread, and in other an omelet.

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Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 09:43 PM

3. suerte?

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Response to AAO (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 10:44 PM

10. No. I'd know it if I saw it. I think the connotation is romantic and maybe forbidden...

...if that makes any sense.

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Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 09:44 PM

4. Salvador?

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Response to AAO (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 11:01 PM

11. No. That's not it, either.

Thanks, though.

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Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 10:10 PM

9. so in other words

 

mexican men are just swarthy rapists to you?

please clarify.

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Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 11:14 PM

14. hmmm caballero doesn't quite seem to fit

more of a knight/cavalier ( the pic fits, but he isn't generally thought of as a ravisher)

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Response to Kali (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 11:17 PM

15. Yeah, that's not it. It on the tip of my tongue...

Damn!

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Response to Fridays Child (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 11:40 PM

16. I found this

sinvergüenza

seems to fit, but I don't know it as a Mexican term

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Response to Fridays Child (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 11:44 PM

17. mujeriego?

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Response to 840high (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 11:48 PM

18. I don't think so.

think of old style words like rake, cad, rogue

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Response to Kali (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 12:01 AM

20. I remember it, now!

The word is "charro." Mexican cinema, around the 1940s, transformed the image of the charro into a sort of swashbuckling version of the Mexican cowboy.

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Response to Fridays Child (Reply #20)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 12:13 AM

23. Fantastic!

I am delighted you thought of it...I know how crazy it can make one, when the word remains elusive! At least there are "Rs" in it!



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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #23)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 01:31 AM

27. I know!

I think that sort of brain lapse is a leading cause of temporary insanity.

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Response to Fridays Child (Reply #20)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 12:51 AM

25. hmmm

charro is even more specific than caballero to me

but yeah, swashbuckling - that fits more than a ravisher

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Response to 840high (Reply #17)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 12:03 AM

21. Got it!

See post #20.

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Response to Fridays Child (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 03:13 AM

29. One of my favorite books EVER is "Snowblind" by Robert Sabbag...

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... a fictionalized biography of an ostensibly REAL smuggler and his evolution from
a pretty naïve business type(?) around 40(?) who deals very smalltime in pot to
his friends and becomes a pretty major player in the pre-craze days of smuggling
cocaine.
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Someone explains to someone that their textbook Spanish would be largely
ineffectual in Mexico. The only thing I remember is that "two eggs" -- "dos huevos"
was actually pronounced more akin to "doze werewolves".
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Or was it a Hunter Thompson book?
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Those days were, by and large, a blur.
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