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sosia March 28, 2008 02:36 PM

few cans short of a six pack
 
I recently read
"looks like he's a few cans short of a six pack"
Can somebody explain it?
It' like "le falta un hervor"? (it's not enough cooked)
We use this term when a person who is not relly dumb (he can read, talk, and mainatin a conversation) but it's no really clever (you have to explain all, "esasily foolable", and so on)

saludos :D

Tomisimo March 28, 2008 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by sosia (Post 6295)
I recently read
"looks like he's a few cans short of a six pack"
Can somebody explain it?
It' like "le falta un hervor"? (it's not enough cooked)
We use this term when a person who is not really dumb (he can read, talk, and maintain a conversation) but it's no really clever (you have to explain everything, he's "easily tricked", and so on)

saludos :D

Yep, you've got the idea exactly. There are a bunch of similar expressions:

He's a few fries short of a Happy Meal. (Cajita feliz en MacDonalds)
The lights are on but nobody's home.

Rusty March 28, 2008 03:11 PM

Here is one web site that lists over 200 ways to say the same thing:
http://www.rdrop.com/~jimka/geek_insult.html

It says geek insults on the web site, but we use the phrases to describe anyone who's really out there.

Tomisimo March 29, 2008 12:57 AM

Here's two creative insults that have stuck in my mind for many years:

He fell out of the dumb tree and hit every branch on the way down.
He can't pour water out of a boot that has instructions on the heel.

Winston Churchill was also known for his creative insults. I'll paraphrase one for you:

Lady So and So came up to Winston Churchill, wanting to insult him.

"If I were married to you, I'd poison your coffee."

To which Churchill blithely responded

"If I were married to you, I'd drink it."

:)

More Churchill quotes:

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."

Correspondence between George Bernard Shaw and Churchill
Shaw to Churchhill: “I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend... if you have one.”
Churchhill to Shaw: “Cannot possibly attend first night; will attend second, if there is one.”

Insults between Lady Astor & Churchill
"Sir, if I were married to you, I would serve you posion in your wine."
"Madam, if I were married to you, I would drink it."

sosia March 29, 2008 02:36 PM

Thanks both. Funny links and quotes :D

Iris March 31, 2008 06:45 AM

It's funny, but if I heard "a few cans short of a six pack" I would think of the guy's appearance, not his intellect. In fact when you refer to a bloke's "six pack" you are talking about his manly chest.:rolleyes:

sosia April 01, 2008 04:19 AM

Yes Iris, but a "four pack" is bot so bad. Sadder is my one-pack :D
greetings :D

poli April 01, 2008 06:38 AM

mi sixpack está en la nevera

Iris April 01, 2008 02:28 PM

Don't worry, Sosia, there's always hope. You could maybe take up weightlifting...
Nice to know you look after your six-pack, Poli.
:D:D:D

Tomisimo April 01, 2008 06:43 PM

While you're working out, you can try for some washboard abs too. :)

sosia April 02, 2008 12:26 AM

En España yo he oído también (aunque no mucho) el "Toblerone"/ "la tableta de chocolate"
Una frase que escuché es
"Tengo que convertir mi Kinder en un Toblerone"
Kinder es un "huevo Kinder"
Toblerone es una tabla de chocolate suiza triangular.
Por lo que significa convertir mi barriga en una tabla
Saludos :D

Tomisimo April 02, 2008 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Iris (Post 6358)
It's funny, but if I heard "a few cans short of a six pack" I would think of the guy's appearance, not his intellect. In fact when you refer to a bloke's "six pack" you are talking about his manly chest.:rolleyes:

For me, when talking about a man's six pack, it refers to the abs or abdominal muscles, more than the chest. And the expression 'six pack' and 'a few beers short of a six pack' aren't related. The former refers to muscle develepment and the later to intellect. :)

poli April 02, 2008 11:13 AM

Incidentally, as a means of obtaining a good sixpack, besides going to the
liquor department, what is the Spanish word for sit-ups. I know push-ups
are lagartijas.

sosia April 02, 2008 01:43 PM

In Spain:
Push-ups: flexiones (you flex your arms)
sit-ups:abdominales (you wotk on your abdominals.
saludos :D

poli April 02, 2008 01:58 PM

Gracias Sosia por ejerciar mi mente.

Poli

Rusty April 02, 2008 03:19 PM

I learned lagartijas as the translation for lizards. Lizards do push-ups when they're warning something (someone) away or when they want to attract a mate. They use a different display for each, so the female isn't confused. ;)

It appears that in Mexico they use the same word for lizards and push-ups.

Tomisimo April 02, 2008 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Rusty (Post 6436)
It appears that in Mexico they use the same word for lizards and push-ups.

I can confirm that.

poli April 03, 2008 05:32 AM

¿En México los sit-ups son abdominales igual a España? La palabra no me parece adequado porque hay tantos distintos ejercicios abdominales.

Poli

Tomisimo April 03, 2008 12:23 PM

>> ... la palabra no me parece adecuada ...

Si, en México, sit-ups son abdominales.

brute July 29, 2009 04:13 PM

Why settle for a six pack if you can have a barrel?

EmpanadaRica July 29, 2009 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by brute (Post 43832)
Why settle for a six pack if you can have a barrel?

:D

'Je bierspier' --> your beermuscle.. :p

sosia July 30, 2009 02:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brute (Post 43832)
why settle for a six pack if you can have a barrel?

:D :D :D
Here in Spain it's "la curva de la felicidad" ("the happiness shape") :D

irmamar July 30, 2009 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by brute (Post 43832)
Why settle for a six pack if you can have a barrel?

The barrel is for me, the six pack are for my guests :lol: :lol:


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