That donkey didn’t go to school.
Language is constantly evolving and all that. Yeah, we know that. But sometimes it evolves into places that are hard to understand. And the question that comes up is how do we get to this? How did the word burra end up becoming synonymous with “big buttocks”? Let’s see.
The donkey is, in principle, an animal. She’s the donkey’s female, we agree on that. A gross or ignorant person is also called a donkey. That’s what the SAR says. Then there is the lunfardo: in the classic lunfardo, this word, of criminal origin, meant “safe”.
But the villera cumbia came, as always, with an extraordinary revelation: it is now suddenly the tail of the woman. 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 one, from the group Los Rebeldes:
As I like
that that girl is for me to
dance piola already I saw her
have a re burra, I died I
want to be there
dancing with her so she
becomes cute is so
and now move everything for my
Dale. Go, go, move, move, move, move,move, move
, move, move, move, move, move, move, mommy
Pure poetry: “Go, go, go, move the donkey, mommy.” There are also those who take them 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.
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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