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Thursday, January 24, 2008

 

Further proof that learning is fun

In a comment on a previous post, Lelo of Lelo in Nopo pointed out that chi-chi means something in Spanish that has little to do with one of the cocktails on the menu at Thatch. I punched the word into the Urban Dictionary and Webster's and, apparently, it means something different depending on where you're standing on the planet:




  • In Mexico it means "tits."


  • In Japan it means "daddy."


  • In Jamaica it means something along the lines of "pussy."


  • In France it means "frilly or elaborate ornamentation."


  • In various English-speaking locales it means "trendy or pretentious."


  • But in a certain tiki bar on NE Broadway it means "vodka, coconut milk and pineapple juice in a coconut cup."


  • And now we all know.

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