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Cuates y Cuetes

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Cuates y Cuetes

I just noticed that they have a new webcam.Anyone thirsty?

Guadalajara
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21. Re: Cuates y Cuetes

That's what I initially thought, Michael. "Cuetes" is probably an intentional misspelling of the word "cohetes", or fireworks. (Say "cohete" several times very rapidly and you'll soon be saying "cuete"). But, there is also a popular Mexican slang usage for the word that refers to a "drunk". So, I'm not so sure if were talking fireworks, or drunks! :-)

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22. Re: Cuates y Cuetes

Here's what I mean...

From the "official" dictionary of the Spanish language (RAE), the first definition of "cohete" is a firework. But the sixth definition, used in Mexico and Uruguay, is the effect of getting drunk.

http://lema.rae.es/drae/?val=cohete

Edited: 9:45 pm, July 12, 2013
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23. Re: Cuates y Cuetes

No Michael has it wrong, even after 40 years living here.

It means, roughly translated, Buddies and 'Tipplers' or simply 'Drinkers'

Guadalajara
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24. Re: Cuates y Cuetes

Thanks J.R. and Michael,

So, the name "Cuates y Cuetes" is a very clever play on words!

Surrey, Canada
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25. Re: Cuates y Cuetes

Thank you all.

mexico
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26. Re: Cuates y Cuetes

google CUETES

pictures say more than words

https://www.google.com.mx/search…

mexico
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27. Re: Cuates y Cuetes

A Tippler is a breed of domestic pigeon bred to participate in endurance competitions

mexico
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28. Re: Cuates y Cuetes

Maria chose the name, Cuates y Cuetes, which means pals and tipsy folks because she wanted an amusing name for her restaurant.

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29. Re: Cuates y Cuetes

Michael, 'tippler' is a semi slang word, [Perhaps back-formation from Middle English tipeler, bartender.]

You finally found what I answered yesterday. Some words in your native language have two, or more, meanings :)

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