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Old September 15, 2014, 06:22 PM
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Em begut oli

Ja ho he trobat... (without typo)....
"Ja l'hem cagada"

ja hem begut oli: ja l'hem cagada.

Any clue on how this expression comes about?
Origin?
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Old September 17, 2014, 11:25 AM
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Encontré en wordreference que cuando alguien "ha begut oli" (ha bebido aceite) es que la persona ha cometido un error fatal o caído en una situación que no tiene remedio. Dice que viene de una prueba que se hacía para ver si un occiso estaba ídem: al verterle aceite en la boca una persona viva lo escupiría. Se non è vero, è ben trovato.
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Old October 02, 2014, 11:13 AM
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