Jumbie Posted April 28, 2003 Share Posted April 28, 2003 One of my friends mentioned something to me about watching Episode II in Mexico. I don't know if it applies only to Mexican Spanish or all spanish (But since my cubano friends haven't mentioned anything to me, I guess not.) Chief, can you help out here? ==================================================================== Episode II didn't go over too well in Mexico It was a lot of fun watching the battle with the young Boba Fett riding along with dad and all. Because his dad insisted on calling him "Boba" all the time. Problem is, in Spanish, "boba" is an insulting term for a dumb girl. So on the screen, there were these really serious fights going on, and this little boy trying to be as evil as dad and all... and in the audience, we were all basically rolling in the aisles in laughter... people screaming, "Vaya, boba!" and throwing popcorn at the screen and everything... It was hilarious. You would have thought we were drunk or something. ======================================================== Reminds me of the time CHrysler tried to market the 'Nova' in spanish speaking countries. THey had to cancel a multi million dollar campaign because in spanish 'no va' means 'doesn't move'. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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