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(Dallas News)   ¿Cómo se dice "tinfoil hat" en español?   (dallasnews.com) divider line 29
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2007-07-09 03:18:39 AM  
You don't.

You say, "Este hombre esta mas rayado que charango de gato."

/in Andean countries, anyway.
 
2007-07-09 04:30:40 AM  
wtf?
 
2007-07-09 04:31:57 AM  
Who controls the British crown?
Who keeps the metric system down?
We do, We do!
Who keeps Atlantis off the maps?
Who keeps the Martians under wraps?
We do, We do!
Who holds back the electric car?
Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star?!
We do, We do!
Who robs gamefish of their sight?
Who rigs every Oscar night?
We do, WE DO!!!


The only secret society worth joining.
 
2007-07-09 04:33:52 AM  
the paddling of the swollen ass!

Homer "Hey!!! this is just like the ..."
 
2007-07-09 04:34:40 AM  
Sombrero de papel de aluminio.

/ecmoRandomNumbers is right, we wouldnt use that terminology.
 
2007-07-09 04:40:43 AM  
gato - cat?
charango = ?

/canadian eh
 
2007-07-09 04:42:58 AM  
I would like to implicate the taco trucks I see around town. They are in on this, somehow.
 
2007-07-09 04:44:13 AM  
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Told ya so.
 
2007-07-09 04:48:07 AM  
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2007-07-09 04:52:44 AM  
rmoose: I would like to implicate the taco trucks I see around town. They are in on this, somehow.

They must be.

On weekends my street has competing tack trucks on either side of the intersection. Weekdays we only have one on the corner.

I distrust them. Where do the employees wash their hands?

/OCD
 
2007-07-09 04:57:54 AM  
vast right-wing conspiracy?
 
2007-07-09 05:03:35 AM  
Sombrero de tinfoil.
 
2007-07-09 05:09:02 AM  
Mr. Paredes, a PAN member, said he spent three decades in the secret group El Yunque, or The Anvil, and participated in an ongoing conspiracy "to restore the rule of God" through an ultraconservative Roman Catholic government

I don't know how, but Bush must be involved somehow.
 
2007-07-09 05:26:38 AM  
"charango de gato" ??
google translation is not much help...
?kattegejank?

anyone knows what that means? por favor?
 
2007-07-09 05:41:21 AM  
radarlove: Sombrero de tinfoil.

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2007-07-09 07:11:11 AM  
Latin people don't need tinfoil hats.... since we really don't have an option but to bend over to what the interests of the US dictate, our history has been written by it.

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2007-07-09 07:21:36 AM  
Well, as a mexican farker I have this to say; we never call anything a sombrero unless it is a proper hat. we would say; se cubre la cabeza con papel aluminio (he/she covers his/her head with tinfoil).
It is a cultural thing the tinfoil hat, our homeless crazy people are not concerned with government conspiracies, they are concerned with the government stealing from them; there is this crazy lady in Zona Rosa who leaves her addresses to the nation scrawled on the walls, according to her she is the stranged queen of England and the american secret service is after her.
Ah, and "charango de gato", In Mexico that expression is completely alien to us, too peruvian.
Latin America separated by the same language.
 
2007-07-09 07:45:01 AM  
thanks for clearing that up thekingofhell



here's a farked up dollar
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2007-07-09 07:54:35 AM  
The headline, for those non-spanish speaking farkers, is "How do you say "tinfoil hat" in spanish"
 
2007-07-09 08:05:16 AM  
El Yunque sounds just as real as the Christian Coalition or the Moral Majority in the US. The only difference is that they are Catholic, not Evangelical Protestant. There is nothing paranoid about opposing such groups.
 
2007-07-09 08:12:59 AM  
www.elyunque.com

Wanted for questioning
 
2007-07-09 08:43:17 AM  
Let me break it down for you...

"Mas rayado que charango de gato"..

'Rayado' is a word used in some latin american countries for 'crazy'. Rayado also means striped.

a Charango (new window) is a South American Instrument that can be most simply described as a small guitar-like instrument fashioned out of an armadillo shell. a ribbed (read: "striped") body and a small neck.

Gato, "cat" so like garfield a striped tabby..

So 'Mas rayado que charango de Gato'

literally means "crazier than a guitar made out of a cat".. which is a crazy notion.

/Chilean
//Viva la Rojita!
 
2007-07-09 09:13:08 AM  
"literally means "crazier than a guitar made out of a cat".. which is a crazy notion."

Well, before they invented nylon, guitars were strung with catgut. But why that would be "crazy" is hard to figure, since it was the norm. Who knows?
What culture's colloquial idioms actually make any sense?
 
2007-07-09 09:33:30 AM  
jso2897: Well, before they invented nylon, guitars were strung with catgut.

...which were never made from the gut of cats. Probably derived from kitgut, for "violin" strings.
 
2007-07-09 10:16:18 AM  
thanks for the translation, I had no idea what the hell that meant.

/and my first language is spanish
//and I do live in an andean country
 
2007-07-09 11:22:02 AM  
Skull & Bones has "infiltrated" our government on all levels. I don't know how scary that is, but it is a "secret society", and none of the elected officials who are members do much talking about their social club.
 
2007-07-09 11:57:31 AM  
thekingofhell: there is this crazy lady in Zona Rosa who leaves her addresses to the nation scrawled on the walls, according to her she is the stranged queen of England and the american secret service is after her.

That's called "esquizofrenia paranoica".

Had a woman like that stay in the shelter at a church where I was a youth director. After two weeks of her staying there and various people having to listen to her rants about how the NYPD and FBI were in on a family conspiracy to keep her out of New York City so she couldn't get this inheritance she had, I was told by the rector it was my responsibility to get her out of the church's basement (the implication I didn't get was "and into somewhere better for her).

This was just after the big "compassionate" move of discharging people from asylums who had been committed against their will but (ostensibly) posed no danger to society (only to themselves, as we've learned).

Honestly, the only way to finally get her out without involving police rousting her was for me to say in response to one of her ravings, "It's not just New York City. We're always going to know where you are."

I was cruel, and it did not help her in her sickness. I didn't understand schizophrenia as I do now, and might have responded differently today, but still, after three weeks of constant bats-dots lunacy, I'm not sure what else I could have done...
 
2007-07-09 01:42:14 PM  
icstepec: Latin people don't need tinfoil hats.... since we really don't have an option but to bend over to what the interests of the US dictate, our history has been written by it.

pussies
 
2007-07-09 05:05:13 PM  
Gorro de aluminio.
 
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