Ojo: The "Cholo Word Of The Day" is simply for fun. This is not an academic exercise, therefore I do not spend much time checking for espelling or grammatical errors. Most of the words are not only used by "cholos," but by many people in S. Texas - and their usage can vary. c/s

Friday, July 22, 2005

Cholo Word of the Day - Safado

We used to use this word all of the time. It literally means loose. Instead of saying, estas pendejo or something, we opted for "estas safado."

Word:
Safado

Meaning According To DT:
crazy, dumb, messed, loco

Used in a sentence:
"El Chiquis esta bien safado. El etro day se fue pa' la store en sus chones. Andaba bien cuete."

"Nombre Muribindo, es que su morra lo trae a el puro pedo. No lo deja salir. Y cuando se pela, se hace take off real quick."

Translation according to DT:
"Mr. Enrique (En-Ree-Kay) is a tad bit off kilter. On the morrow he visited the market in his unmentionables. I believe he was slightly inebriated or out of his element."

"Well, Muribond, I believe the reason behind his actions are quite clear. His lady in waiting is quite demanding, so when he ventures out, he's acts with haste."

10 Comments:

Blogger Mayra said...

This post made me crack up! You get better at your Cholo word of the day posts everytime Texican.

9:09 AM

 
Blogger Cracked Chancla said...

i love these posts. and you might think i'm safada with my idea but i'm convinced that you should compile these posts, and send a publisher a proposal 'cause i'm positive you have something great here: Texican's Official Cholo Diccionario(sp?). think about it, you can have law school bills all taken care of.

11:10 AM

 
Blogger Daily Texican said...

Mayra: thx, I appreciate the kind words.

CC: I wouldn't even know where/how to begin. But thx.

11:50 PM

 
Blogger poetaxingon said...

te la jalas, pero en buena onda, tu si sabes tirartelas bien chido, sigue tirando tu verbo...

11:07 PM

 
Blogger César said...

You're making me laugh my ass off at work man. I love these--keep up the great Cholo work from the Northwest. :)

6:36 AM

 
Anonymous Alfredo R. Santos c/s said...

Great website! Regarding the suggestion by cracked chancla, there is a book on the market titled:The Dictonary of Chicano Spanish. The author is Roberto A Galvan. I believe it is in its second edition.

10:02 AM

 
Blogger mariposatomica said...

El muy safado...couldn't resist. Wanted to say it. Haven't heard that word in while. I agree with Cracked Chancla. Publish away Señor Safado;)

4:07 PM

 
Anonymous oso said...

DT,

Where you been at man? This is summer, you're supposed to have all kinds of free time. Hope you're well.

11:06 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Orale! Your Cholo Word of the Day postings are a todo dar. Have you seen El Diccionario del Espanol Chicano, by Roberto A. Galvan and Richard V. Teschner, originally published in 1977? Check it out, ese.

Un carnal de Austin,TX.

9:49 AM

 
Blogger Vaya Con Fashion said...

Sorry I mean this one

9:04 AM

 

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