going tonto

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sat May 18 21:00:51 UTC 2002

This is just a translation of Spanish HACER EL TONTO = 'act the fool; act
like a clown'

In a message dated 5/18/2002 4:44:47 PM, JJJRLandau at AOL.COM writes:

<< In a message dated 05/18/2002 3:57:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
mam at THEWORLD.COM writes:

>  I've seen a quote from Camilla
>  Parker-Bowles to the effect that "Diana went tonto" over her affair with
>  Charles.

Not surprising.  Diana was well known to have been a Sloane Ranger.

     - Jim Landau

P.S. Tonto (adj) "foolish, stupid", (masculine noun) "fool, dunce, in
American Spanish a game of cards", phrase "a tontas y a locas" is
"recklessly, without thought", note that "tontas" is feminine plural. >>

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