In Argentina , we don't all smoke... cigarettes . But, apparently, we all smoke a person, thing or situation every time. Or not? In our ever-original repertoire of words , smoking has a different meaning than the literal one. It means to “hold on” or “bear” something or someone annoying or tedious.
So, if someone says out there that a certain person “does not smoke” or that he “smoked” two hours of queue to buy a ticket, it means that he had to deal with an unwanted, but necessary situation. But, if you not only smoked it, but smoked it “on a pipe”, the circumstances are aggravated. Smoking in a pipe requires even more patience, more tolerance.
Argentines are well trained to smoke things we don't want, and that's how we've been surviving a long time ago.
Licenciada en Comunicación Social y correctora. Nacida y criada en el oeste del conurbano bonaerense. Sagitariana, vegetariana, crossfitera y viajera. Estoy convencida de que, con las palabras, podemos hacer magia. Pasen y lean.