Smoking: a verb with more than one sense
In Argentina we don’t all smoke… Cigarettes. But, apparently, we all smoke some person, thing or situation every now and then. Or isn’t it? In our always original repertoire of words, smoking has a different meaning than the literal one. It means “endure” or “endure” something or someone annoying or tedious.
So if someone says out there that “you don’t smoke” a certain person or that you “smoked” two hours in line to buy a ticket, it means that you had to deal with an unwanted, but necessary situation. But, if you not only smoked it, but smoked it “in a pipe”, the circumstances are aggravated. Smoking in a pipe requires even more patience, more tolerance.
We Argentines are well trained to smoke things we don’t want, and that’s how we’ve been surviving a long time ago.
Argentina, licenciada en Comunicación Social y correctora. Me apasiona la escritura, la propia y la ajena. Mi amor por las palabras, por las frases mágicas y perfectas, me llevó a dirigir mi carrera profesional hacia la redacción, a lo que luego sumé la corrección para mejorar mis textos y, también, los de otros autores. Porque una imagen no siempre vale más que mil palabras. Gracias por leerme.
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