Friday, June 08, 2007

Peaches, Not Pichas

So esposo and our son walk down to the local supermarket to pick up a few things. They are picking out cereal, and son says, "Daddy, I want the one with the peaches!" "The peaches, huh?" says esposo. Meanwhile they are getting a very nasty look from a woman, who appears ready to have a heart attack at any moment. Every time son says "peaches," she puts her hand to her mouth and looks more and more aghast. Finally, esposo figures out why the woman is so troubled over this little cereal-choosing scene (with son all the while yelling, "Peaches! Peaches! Peaches, Daddy!" So esposo picks out the cereal with peaches and says loud enough for the woman to hear, pointing at the words on the box, "Here it is, cereal with PEACHES."

Peaches, especially as said by a three-year-old, sounds a lot like pichas in Spanish, which is slang for penis (as in "cara de picha!"/dick face). So now you know. And so does the woman, God bless her!

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