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That donkey didn't go to school.

How was the word donkey mutating its meaning like that? From lunfardo to cumbia, we tell you their different meanings.

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Language is constantly evolving and all that. Yeah, we know. But, sometimes, it evolves into places that are difficult to understand. And the question that comes up is how do we get to this? How did the word  donkey  end up becoming synonym for “big buttocks”? Let's see.

The donkey is, in principle, an animal. She's the donkey's female, that's what we agree. A brute or ignorant person is also called donkey. That's what he says until the SAR. Then there is the  lunfardo : in the classic lunfardo, this word, of criminal origin, meant “safe”.

But the  cumbia villera  came, as always, with an extraordinary revelation: now it is, suddenly, the woman's tail. But not any tail - a prominent tail. “Move the b..., “I like that b..., “that b... didn't go to school,” are some of the phrases that come from those songs. Like this, from the group Los Rebeldes:

 As I like that way 

 that guacha is for me 

 dances piola and I saw 


 has a re donkey, I died 

 I want to be there 

 dancing with her so she 

 makes the cute is like that 

 and now move everything for meDale, give me moveme the donkey, mommy 

 Dale, give it, give me the donkey, mommy 

Pure poetry: “Dale, give it, give me the donkey, mommy.” There are also those who take and repeat them on the street, on social networks, in any context or situation. And they think they're funny, original. They're not. This donkey didn't go to school, but she doesn't like geese.

Publication Date: 14/10/2019

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