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Puto !

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The Spanish word for fag or coward chanted by Mexican soccer fans at The World Cup and the
    word that The New York Times does not want to write in their story about the chant.
    Just do not see the need for The Times to be so vague in a news story.


    "SÃO PAULO, Brazil — FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Mexico team for what it has called the “improper conduct of spectators” at the World Cup.

    Mexican fans taunted the opposing goalkeepers in Mexico’s 1-0 victory over Cameroon last Friday and in Tuesday’s 0-0 tie with Brazil with a traditional cheer that ends by shouting a word widely regarded as a derogatory term used against gays."
  2. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Many soccer haters chant the same thing.
  3. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member


    Said coach, by the way, made Olbermann's list for yesterday's Worst People in Sports.
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    From two years of solid C-plus HS spanish under a former captain in the Cuban navy, I am pretty sure the literal translation of 'puto' is 'fucker.'
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    "Another stupid Mexican" / John Calipari
  6. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    After four years of C-D HS Spanish, I've always thought the literal translation is "prostitute."

    Which, I guess ... well ...
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    It's pretty much the same thing, but I don't believe either one necessarily implies homosexuality.
  8. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    It depends on which whorehouse one visits, I would suppose.
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    In goggling the word it seems like it could mean whatever off color word you want it to
  10. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Oh come on! Let's add 'chingate' in there if we are going to swear in Spanish!
  11. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    I thought 'maricon' or something was the Spanish slur. That's what Yunel Escobar wrote on his eyeblack patches and got in hot water for it.
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I think that was also what Benny Paret said to Emile Griffith before their last fight.
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