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aleCcowaN June 05, 2019 02:35 PM

Qué porquería es el glóbulo
José María Firpo was a Uruguayan schoolteacher who worked from the late 30s to the 60s. During all his years in several schools he collected funny things his very young students said in the classroom or wrote in homework and exams. Once retired, he published collections of them in books with suggestive titles like "La mosca es un incesto" or "Qué porquería es el glóbulo".

Here you will find some excerpts from the latter. I hope you'll enjoy them and those of you who are studying Spanish will seize the opportunity to enhance their vocabulary and hone their ability to spot what would have been the correct words (if you can't, simply ask here).

poli June 06, 2019 01:28 PM

I love comical misuses of language, and probably do it a lot in Spanish. I see the errors in Firpo's quotes, but only sometimes see to humor due to my imperfect knowledge of Spanish. In the USA there was a beloved baseball player named Yogi Berra who was famous for hilarious quotes. Here are some examples.

Film producer Samuel Goldwyn was also known for his somewhat illogical quotes. He coined some that are part of standard speech today. For example: include me out, and I'll give you a definite maybe.

aleCcowaN June 06, 2019 04:26 PM

I love Yogi Berra, and his quotations helped me to learn English many years ago. There are some I use in webforums like "It's déjà vu all over again" or variations of one which is not in that list:

His wife once asked Yogi Berra where he wanted to be buried:St. Louis, Montclair or NY,"I don't know, why don't you surprise me?"

JPablo June 11, 2019 09:03 AM


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You can observe a lot by just watching.

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