Thursday, December 29, 2016

PollO Or A?

I want to build my own holiday village — of sorts. Nothing holy and totally irreverent.

Judy bought some figures for Tynan and Elena's "Belen." A few ducks to join Elena's farm animals and a dead chicken for Tynan. Just because.

Their friend Jim has two Christmas villages at his house. A bit religious and a bit festive. There's even a man with his bits out peeing wherever he happens to be standing (he gets moved all over town). Although the caganer (click here) is a Christmas tradition, Peeing Man appears to be on his own.

Remember, "pollo" is chicken in Spanish and "polla" is cock. Consider this blog post your Spanish lesson for the day. You're welcome.

TYNAN'S DEAD CHICKEN INAPPROPRIATELY, BUT WELL-, HUNG.
AT LEAST I THINK HE'S PEEING.
HE'S AWFULLY CLOSE TO THAT SHEEP!
SUNDAY FACETIME WITH THE KID BROTHER.
HE WOULD TELL ME THE ABOVE IMAGES "ARE NOT NICE!"

AND, after a brief listen to this video, the Kid Brother would say,
"What are you nuts?!? Turn that junk off! Sheesh!"

19 comments:

  1. Pollo and polla.
    I've gotten into so much trouble with those.

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    1. Bob:
      We learned the hard way (never mind) our first year in Sevilla. Our friend Tere had a cold and Jerry offered to make her the wrong kind of soup. She said, "Gracias. Pero, no."

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  2. Gracias for the Spanish lesson. I knew "pollo" but not "polla"; ya learn something new every day!

    Donald Dump has a teeny tiny polla!

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    1. anne marie:
      Drumpf is a polla grande with a polla pequeña.

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    1. Gosia:
      Elena expands hers every year. She loves it (and so do I).

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  4. You could have a lot of fun with a holiday village; years of entertainment. But how to make it cat proof? Because you know that Dudo and Musy would want to be in the action!

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    1. Wilma:
      Oh, crap, the cats! Amazingly, I didn't consider them this time. Oh, well, more "stuff" I don't need anyway!

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  5. why is the Mannekin Pis wearing a baseball cap?

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    1. Willym:
      On closer inspection, you'll find there's no brim. It looks more like a stocking cap... or maybe a yarmulke!

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  6. Thanks for the giggle, Mitchell. And is there a little pooing person there, or did I miss him?

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    1. Rozzie:
      No poo in this post. That was here: http://mitchellismoving.blogspot.com.es/2016/12/the-squatter.html

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  7. Whew, glad to know that polla is not a female chicken!

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    1. Shawn:
      I don't think I've met one English-speaker who learned Spanish without making this mistake, which is why I always say, "The vowels are important."

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  8. Your brother is most sensible
    I thank you for the Spanish lesson. One of my new year resolutions is to lean Spanish and you gave my first lesson.
    Now I will always think of you when I say polla oh!

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