"blue"(English)=obscene. Why "green" in Spanish?

Carolina Jimenez-Marcos cjm at MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU
Wed Jul 21 03:28:51 UTC 2004

chistes verdes = dirty jokes
viejo verde = dirty old man

What other instances of "verde" or "green" have you seen in Spanish?


P.S. Everyone I knew back in Texas would say fore-head. I thought forrid
was a Brtishism, like hoggarts for Hogwarts.
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