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Old January 13, 2014, 06:06 PM
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Gorgojos

I've just heard that a dinner guest in certain indigenous people's homes is expected to eat whatever is put before him, to avoid giving offense, even any weevils that may be found in the beans. Sounds like a "Love me, love my dog" sort of thing, so I wonder if we could come up with a saying that incorporates this idea; Come frijoles, come gorgojos is more like "Take the bad with the good," right?
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This thread has a couple of ideas.

Porotos, another word for frijoles, rhymes with gorgojos a tad better.
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Old January 13, 2014, 06:45 PM
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Good ideas all. Is porotos as widely-understood as frijoles?
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Old January 13, 2014, 07:09 PM
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In Mexico it's only "frijoles".
In other countries they can be called "fríjoles", "judías", "porotos"...
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Old January 13, 2014, 07:18 PM
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Thanks, then I'll stick with frijoles - by the way, is it with i or with í con acento in other countries?
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En España se usa "fríjol" y "frijol"... El DRAE "frijol".
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In Spain: judía or frijol
In most places: frijol
In Colombia: fríjol
In Bolivia: frejol
In Ecuador: fréjol

Poroto is also used in Central and South America.
The Chileans believe they invented them (te dejo un dicho: 'ser más chileno que los porotos').

Also called: haba, habichuela, alubia, caraota (but meanings can vary based on region)
(te dejo otro dicho: 'en todas partes cuecen habas')
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Also different types of beans have different names like zaragozas, alubias, cristianos, , habas , moras, frísol, and there's a word for white beans in Spain that I can't remember right now but I think it starts with p. There's lots more.

PS: I now remember. White beans in Spain are sometimes called pochas
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Old January 14, 2014, 01:16 PM
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I would just like to add that although "frijoles", "alubias" and "habas" are all beans, they definitely belong to very distinct leguminous "fruits", there are many varieties of each of them, and their tastes differ a lot. =)
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