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I Found This Funny

Message  gerardM le Dim 20 Jan - 20:42

Hi everyone,

Found on the Internet.


There's an ambiguity with "short" which can mean both -1-"short of" (not enough employees) and -2-small height. So someone responds with the second alternative of the meaning to the 1st message with the 1st meaning. Funny, no?

However, I don't know yet what a "taco" is... it's a Mexican dish but???
I'll investigate but I guess it might be a taxi here. Does anyone know?

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Where did I put myself?
•used when referring to the genitalia of an attractive woman.
After we're drunk, let's go look for some taco.
•A taco is a "that guy" - one who is saying, doing, or wearing the wrong gear. you don't want to hang with the taco unless you want a good laugh because more times than not he is damn annoying.
There's no way we can hang out with that taco tonight!
•a vulva
( http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/taco )

Fried corn tortilla that is folded and filled with meat or other fillings.

Also: pudge, wadding, padding; stud; stopper; peg; cue; ramrod, rod used to pack or clean a firearm; popgun, toy gun; bite, nibble; mess, predicament; obstruction (Mexico);
( http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080505080004AAIGslw )

TACO
Dictionary entry overview: What does taco mean?
• TACO (noun)
The noun TACO has 2 senses:
1. offensive terms for a person of Mexican descent
2. a tortilla rolled cupped around a filling
Familiarity information: TACO used as a noun is rare.

Dictionary entry details
• TACO (noun)
Sense 1
Meaning: Offensive terms for a person of Mexican descent
Synonyms: greaser; taco; wetback
Hypernyms ("taco" is a kind of...): Mexican (a native or inhabitant of Mexico)
Domain usage: ethnic slur (a slur on someone's race or language)
Sense 2
Meaning: A tortilla rolled cupped around a filling
Hypernyms ("taco" is a kind of...): dish (a particular item of prepared food)
Domain region:
Mexico; United Mexican States (a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "taco"): chicken taco (a taco with a chicken filling)
( http://www.audioenglish.net/dictionary/taco.htm )

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Re: I Found This Funny

Message  MurielB le Lun 21 Jan - 21:37

Hi Gerard !
I wonder if in that sentence, a taco is not a taco bell which is an American chain of fast-food restaurants

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Re: I Found This Funny

Message  gerardM le Lun 21 Jan - 22:10

Hi Muriel,

Yes, possibly this Mexican food.

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