This might be funnier to a Spanish speaker, but it caught my attention!
So the other day, my coworker gives me some Mexican candy which I didn’t mind trying out. Another coworker walks into the room and looks at the wrapper and tells me that “lengua” stands for tongue in Spanish.
I immediately take the pop out of my mouth and look at it closely.
I’ve studied Spanish for five years, but some words and idioms still surprise me.I know that Mexico has some weird sweets like lollipops with scorpion and grasshoppers, but…. tongues?!
I’m envisioning cow tongues on a stick. BLEH! But…it tastes like tamarind! 🙂
I translate the part where the lollipop is talking in the word bubble, “El Atrapa Lenguas!” which means “He traps tongues!” Whoa, hang on there cowboy! “Trabalengua” means tongue twister. Maybe the concave lollipop was meant for your tongue to rest in?
Irene (My Slice of Mexico) or any other Spanish speaker out there, perhaps you can help me understand? 🙂
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