Che fat ass, get a nose job!

10 Jul

Argentines are known for being brutally honest.  The common extranjero may interpet this as utter rudeness, running home in tears after being called a major fatty.  Political correctness does not really exist compared to the out of control politically correct attitude in the US.  Gain a few pounds? Looking rough in the morning after a long night out? No need to worry!  I guarantee you’ll have several “friends” to call you out on it… “Estás más gorda! Qué estás comiendo?” *Basic translation: You are a fat ass, put down the fork and wire your double chinned jaw shut.

While you may think calling someone gordita (fatty), grandota (giant beast), negra (someone who is dark skinned), or china (Asian, or some with Asian features, or someone with curly hair?) isn’t very nice, it is used more as a “loving” term of a endearment.

Heading out to a costume party? Don’t be surprised if you see a number of inappropriate outfits, I’ve seen people dress in black-face, Nazi gear, and KKK robes. Is this years of systemic racism or terribly distastefully offensive jokes gone wrong?

My friend, who happens to be Black, spotted this costume at Asia de Cuba’s Halloween Party in 2006

2 Responses to “Che fat ass, get a nose job!”

  1. mara August 8, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    buenisimo! me encanto la de la cirugia. Che….engordaste?

  2. Anonymous June 2, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    I believe I’ve seen a Hitler at each Halloween since I’ve lived here.

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