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Expressions of the year of jopo

At what point did you stop using these phrases? Do you know what they mean or do you already need an explanation?

Expresiones del año del jopo

The passage of time has led to the disappearance of terminology that, in the present time, only causes surprise or curiosity.

Reviewing these phrases is an educational task, since reading needs the complement of an explanation to locate the reader.

They were expressions of ordinary language, which referred to all kinds of situations. For example:  “I go al corte”  referred to young women who used the study of Cutting and Clothing, a discipline that after a couple of years allowed a job exit. Students easily distinguished themselves by the work elements they carried: a wooden square and a T-ruler for designing the molds.

Another phrase:  “A monkey dad with green bananas”  arose in the dialogue between two speakers strugging to impose a certain idea: one person was trying to deceive the other, who, warned, responded with that phrase. Another popular saying was,  “Can I get the yapa?” , referring to receiving with each purchase made, in the warehouse or the greengrocer, a little more than requested. They were times when unpackaged merchandise was sold, and that little extra was the “yapa”.

A derogatory response to an annoying or offensive proposal was:  “Go fry churros” , which was in vogue for a long time. It is difficult to understand at present the different names referring to the pregnant woman:  “It is thick” or “It is in charge” , were common expressions, as well as  “It is in an interesting state” or  “In the sweet wait” . One that remains in force  is “It is encinta” , expressions to which was added the use of garments aimed at disguising pregnancy as long as possible. Today, women are proud of their bulging belly, and often - naked.

 “ To have a cuiqui”  was to fear something. The one who said something right and grounded  “I was in the ointment”  and the thieves were  “the friends of others.”  Girls with stylized sizes  “had a wasp waist.”  When someone was missing a date,  “they were letting him sign,” and when he referred to something very old it was said to be  “jopo's time.”  In short, a good example of the common expressions in that Buenos Aires yesterday.

Publication Date: 13/04/2019

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