agujero de tapon
The second frame is so true. I always get mad when people do that.
that is not exactly what agujero de tapon means yanno...at least that's what my puerto rican friend said...but how would he know? he's loud, slow-witted and foul-mouthed.
OMG, IT'S YOU IF YOU WERE SPANISH!
If one leaves a bad enough impression, will they leave the country? There's enough English speaking people I can't understand already...
uh... "agujero del tapón" means "plug hole", if you want to say "bung hole" you translate it as "ano", "culo" or "recto", but none of those words are insults in Spanish, altough "culo" it's not a word you want to say in polite company
Still, calling someone "plug hole" when they think you mean "good friend" is very funny...especially if it causes them embarrassment later.
As someone pointed out already, agujero de tapón means plug hole... or, where I'm from, nothing at all (Argentina). Still, I really like how you sometimes use Spanish in your strips :) And it's pretty good Spanish, too -- it doesn't natural, but it's perfectly understandable.
Also, I fell in love with this strip.
Sure, being bilingual can be helpful, but it also backs you into a corner sometimes, like when you get someone's race wrong and speak to them in the wrong language :P
I love insulting people in a language they don't understand and telling them it means something nice :) I'll never forget the day I told my teacher she was "extremely stupid" in Latin. She took it as a compliment because I said it so sweetly...she was thanking me over and over...
I maintain that the fact that the word was still recognisable when written down (I'm fairly sure that it's the root of the word 'stupid') only goes to prove my point...
Oh the irony.
actually, technically speaking, "plug hole" and "bung hole" are the same thing. A bung is something used to seal a hole, it's the slang use of "bung hole" that means something else. So basically, a "bung" and a "plug" are the same thing.
ya plug hole.... :)
An insult is the best possible way that phrase could have been interpreted.
@queen undine thats why I learned latin. no one I talk to knows what it means
I find that speaking slowly does actually help. I have just started learning spanish, and it is a lot easier to understand another language if it is spoken slower!