|Spanish to English translations [PRO]|
|Spanish term or phrase: por el culo te la hinco|
I've come across a difficult obstacle in a paragraph that i am translating. It involves a rhyming trick joke question. One boy asks another "cuanto son dos mas tres". The other replies "cinco" to which the first boy responds "por el culo te la hinco". I can't think of any dirty english jokes that follow this structure. A literal translation is obviously out of the question. Any suggestions?
Many thanks to whoever responds
Selected response from:
|4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer |
7 hrs confidence: 8 hrs confidence:
Punk - turn me some jailhouse tricks!
If you go for 3 + 3 = 6, this could keep to the rhyme and the notable homoerotic aggression you have mentioned.
There's also a possible sexual meaning.
In prison slang, a 'punk' can also mean a young male prisoner who is taken, often unwillingly, as the homosexual partner of an older, stronger prisoner. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/punk The term 'bitch' is also used sometimes with this meaning.
You can learn a lot of unpleasant things by watching movies and even TV, these days.
06-15-2005, 05:39 PM
A Prisoner's Dictionary
http://dictionary.prisonwall.org/ ...This site has a Huge List of Prison Slang definitions....
also see this list below.
The following is an alphabetized list of common everyday PRISON SLANG.
Punk : Derogatory term meaning homosexual or weak individual.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/turning a trick
trick [trɪk] n
turn a trick Slang (of a prostitute) to gain a customer
This last one is something prisoners must often do, either willingly or unwillingly, simply in order to survive in the prison environment. Likewise for the strong and the weak in other settings.
Alternatively, "maybe, "turn da jailhouse tricks" - "da" for "the"
But it all depends on the source text country and target audience too, of course. Taking into account your commentary as well.
Local time: 12:33
Native speaker of: English
|Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)|10 hrs confidence: 11 hrs confidence: 15 hrs confidence: peer agreement (net): +2 | |
KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.
Search millions of term translations