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In Acapulco, there's a precipice along the ocean that that divers use. It's called la quebrada.
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Old May 10, 2008, 11:50 AM
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Me contaron que una señora iba por la calle y de repente sale un maleante con un cuchillo y le dice a la señora:

--Deme su plata o la degollo.

Y ella responde

--Pués mejor la de Goyo.

Rié de todos modos pero ¿quien es Goyo? ¿No es nadie concreto verdad?

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Old May 10, 2008, 12:10 PM
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Pues.....

Va un indito y su esposa al Consulado Americano. Le dicen que firme la hoja de registración, y el dice:
"No, siñor, no se firmar"
"Entonces la huella"
"Menos, la güeya tampoco sabe escribir"

En fin, desfiladero en Mexico se llama barranca (mas común). Y si, la quebradita es un baile que se llama así porque cuando se baila es como si estuvieras "quebrando" a tu compañera.

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Por favor ayúdame a entender... ¿güeya es una forma hembra de buey o guey, no? Y no conozco indito tampoco.

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Por favor ayúdame a entender... ¿güeya es una forma hembra de buey o guey, no? Y no conozco indito tampoco.
En México, la huella y la güeya se pronuncia iguales.

Wait for someone from Mexico to verify, but la güeya is another word for (and is derived from) la bueya, which is the feminine form of buey. So, the guy in Elaina's joke is talking about his ox instead of the requested fingerprint.

Be careful! These words can also dude, or more vulgar terms, like jerk. Consult a Mexican!

Indito = Poor man

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Old May 10, 2008, 08:48 PM
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Rié de todos modos pero ¿quien es Goyo? ¿No es nadie concreto verdad?
Se les dice Goyo a las personas que se llaman Gregorio. El chiste es:
Deme su plata o la degollo
Deme su plata o la de Goyo
These are both pronounced the same, but mean.
Give me your money or I'll slit your throat.
Give me your money or Goyo's money.
So the lady answers... take Goyo's money.
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Por favor ayúdame a entender... ¿güeya es una forma hembra de buey o guey, no? Y no conozco indito tampoco.
Rusty's explanation is spot-on except the guy's talking about his wife not an ox.
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So, güeya can mean wife, too? I found a number of translations for the word, but wife didn't figure in my list.
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So, güeya can mean wife, too? I found a number of translations for the word, but wife didn't figure in my list.
No, it wouldn't translate directly as wife, but from the context, it's clear that he's talking about his wife. Just like, for example, the term lady could refer to someone's wife without actually meaning wife.

So, depending on context, güeya could refer to any female.
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Old May 16, 2008, 03:38 PM
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Va un indito y su esposa al Consulado Americano. Le dicen que firme la hoja de registración, y el dice:
"No, siñor, no se firmar"
"Entonces la huella"
"Menos, la güeya tampoco sabe escribir"

A poor, uneducated, indigenous man and his wife go to the American consulate. When asked to sign the registration to enter, he says.
-- No, sir, I don't know how to write (I can't sign)
-- Then the lady (Here the man at the registration counter says Then you'll have to give your fingerprint "Then the fingerprint", and fingerprint sounds almost exactly like "lady" huella = güeya)
-- No, the lady doesn't know how to write either.
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Old May 16, 2008, 03:43 PM
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Thanks, David. It makes more sense, now that I think about it, that a poor man wouldn't necessarily own an ox. If he did, though, I'm sure it wouldn't be able to sign either.
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