Fun Friday Folly – Ep 1.8

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.

“WHAT?”

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! πŸ™‚

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? πŸ™‚

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  1. I buy Italian crispbreads called “Lingue di Suocera”…
    …apparently it means “mother-in-law’s tongue”???
    I am not sure why they are called that…but they taste great.

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Wow, fascinating! Hm… I guess they’re trying to shift the tide for how people feel about their in laws…I have no idea! πŸ˜€

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  2. Irene says:

    Hi, Theresa! “El” is acting as an article, not a pronoun, so “el atrapa-lenguas” means “the tongue trapper”. I had never seen that wrapper, but I think it means that if you keep licking the centre, your tongue will have to go deeper and deeper and will eventually get trapped inside.

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! It sounds like a Chinese finger trap except it’s for your tongue! πŸ™‚

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  3. ArtisanX says:

    The interpretations of what it says are just as hilarious as the actual saying! Well found. πŸ˜‚

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thanks! It made me laugh to think a lollipop could talk to me. πŸ™‚

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  4. calmkate says:

    lol great twist πŸ˜‰

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      I think the candy wrapper makers are really creative. It made me want to look up weird candies of which there are plenty! πŸ™‚

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      1. calmkate says:

        lol careful about your sugar intake πŸ™‚

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        1. theresaly520 says:

          True! I’ll settle for window shopping then! πŸ˜„

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          1. calmkate says:

            lol I’m guessing you will buy and consume just for the wrapper πŸ˜‰

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            1. theresaly520 says:

              Nah, I’ll just take a picture of the candy while sadly leaving it behind!🀣

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            2. calmkate says:

              lol well then I will just have to take your word for it, but as an adult we all have life altering choices to make … πŸ™‚

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            3. theresaly520 says:

              To eat or not to eat? That is one of life’s greatest questions πŸ˜‰

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            4. calmkate says:

              lol … a moment on lips forever on the hips πŸ™‚

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            5. theresaly520 says:

              LOL! I’ll remember that! πŸ˜€

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  5. harper1852 says:

    I ate a chocolate covered grass hopper

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      How was THAT experience? I hear insects have a lot of protein!

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      1. harper1852 says:

        I didn’t know what it was until I’d eaten it. Crunchy.

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  6. I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I know you have gotten this already so you don’t have to respond. I have shared you great blog for others to find. πŸ™‚

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you so much Belle! ❀ I wouldn't mind answering some Q&A. You'll see it in January! I'll link people back to you too! πŸ™‚

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      1. That’s great! Thank you!! ❀ xo

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  7. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    Lol!! How bizarre..

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      I have more weird stuff coming up soon! πŸ™‚

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      1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Excellent!!

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  8. I’d be curious and confused too 😁

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Sometimes, I wonder what my limitations will be when it comes to being adventurous with new candy! I think of those mystery jelly beans in particular. πŸ™‚

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      1. Oh I am not that brave..lol 😁

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thanks! It was fun for me to think about!

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  9. Lwbut says:

    Lol(lie)! πŸ˜‰

    Never having seen nor heard of these before and with limited info on the web, but i’m fairly sure there is not too much to read into it. πŸ™‚

    If you hold the stick, and lick, the combination of wear, shape, moisture from saliva and air pressure/vacuum can make the candy stick to the tongue ‘trapping’ it and you can twist the stick to make it a ‘tongue-twister’, which is also a play on the wordplay of multi-syllabic, alliterative phrases like: She sells sea shells on the sea shore.

    I’d be careful with them though… some are ‘spiced’ with chili, making them a whole other kind of tongue ‘trap’ for the unwary. πŸ˜‰

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      LOL πŸ™‚ Yes, there are some spiced candies I wouldn’t touch. I’m not too keen on spicy things. I do like this tamarind pop though. Various confections and candies intrigue me. There’s lots of strange ones out there including Trump’s National Embarrasmints: https://www.oldies.com/product-view/56960G.html

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      1. Lwbut says:

        Political candy??? Only in America! πŸ˜‰

        I’d buy a 4 pack of Donald Trump Impeachmints if a proportion of the sales went into an impeachment campaign fund. πŸ™‚

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        1. theresaly520 says:

          lol, the public responds to our environment in very CREATIVE ways I should say! Bloggers have introduced me to Randy Rainbow. πŸ™‚

          Anyway, Robert Mueller’s serious investigation is swift and putting a lot of pressure to all those involved. We’ll see!

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          1. Lwbut says:

            I posted a Randy Rainbow parody of Trump. I loved it! πŸ™‚

            Here’s hoping. πŸ™‚

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  10. Cute!
    Funny I should see this, I was just in Baja Mexico last week and had one of these candies.
    You’re right on your translation of a tongue twister and language trap. Perhaps because of blend of sweetness and tartness of the tamarindo which may cause you to pucker up therefore causing mispronunciation. Or desire you to eat more and more.
    Or perhaps just a great marketing gimmick to get people to talk about it.

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Wow! πŸ™‚

      Did you enjoy your trip? Thank you for the interpretation. It’s been fun hearing everyone’s responses to this candy wrapper. I guess the marketing did the trick! πŸ™‚

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      1. I did enjoy my trip, Thank you. Although, it was just a quick trip.

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  11. iScriblr says:

    Hahahaha.. I would not mind one! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      The “tongue trapper” lollipop challenges you to a duel! On guard!! May the odds be ever in your favor! πŸ˜‰

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      1. iScriblr says:

        Hahahaha #gameOn πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

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