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Old August 13, 2009, 04:39 PM
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Arrow En fín Serafín

Hay en inglés rimas con nombres como en español para transmitir una idea , os cito algún ejemplo, si alguien sabe alguno más que los ponga, either in Spanish or in English :

1. En fín Serafín
2. Echa el freno, madaleno = Hold your horses !
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Old August 13, 2009, 08:20 PM
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1. See you later, aligator
2. In a while crocodile
Not sure if people still use those two though?

3. No way, Jose



By the way in Dutch we would say e.g.
- Hasta la pasta
- Auf wiederschnitzel (play on words in German, auf wiedersehen= see you/ wiener schnitzel)
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Some more:

Know what I said, pumpkinhead?
See what I mean, Jelly Bean?
Sure do, tennis shoe.
Yes, I do, kangaroo.
Not too soon, baboon.
Okeedokee, artichokee.
Give a hug, ladybug.
Take care, teddy bear.
Chop-chop, lollipop.
Bye-bye, French fry.
Time to squirm, wiggle worm.
Let's scat, alley cat.
Better skadoodle, poodle.
Out the door, dinosaur.
Toodaloo, kangaroo.
Wave good-bye, butterfly.
So long, King Kong.
Gotta go, armadillo.
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HAHHAA, these ones are really funny.
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that´s the story, glory
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that´s the story, glory
what's the story morning glory

See you -- wouldn't want to be you.
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what's the story morning glory

Was thinking of that too but then I wasn't sure if I wasn't just having a mirage (ehh Oasis..)..
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¿Me entiendes Mendes?
No way José.
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Mexican slang has a collection of them, but now I can only remember two:

Longer version of Poli's: "¿Me entiendes, Méndez o te explico, Federico?"

Nel pastel. (No way)
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