floripondio pelado

English translation: stripped datura

14:34 Feb 6, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
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Spanish term or phrase: floripondio pelado
This is a text about the current situation in Argentina It uses a great deal of local slang. "2001" is a reference to the social and econoc crisis that beset the country that year

El 2001 sigue ahí, en la posibilidad necesaria de saqueos, en la vieja regando las plantas de la vereda desde atrás de las rejas, en la remisería de la esquina que saca pibes a robar, en el floripondio pelado, en el puesto de gendarmería, en la feria de San Miguel, en la loza a medio terminar,

It seems to be a plant...is it a reference to drugs? Why "pelada"?
Thanks!!
Wendy Gosselin
Local time: 14:18
English translation:stripped datura
Explanation:
The floripondio in Argentina is also commonly known as a datura, although technically it is a Brugmansia (a close relative). All of it is hallucinogenic. We have 2 in the garden, and our children have been known to get dilated pupils just from touching the leaves and then rubbing their eyes.

Presumably the comment indicates the plant has been stripped and baked into brownies or whatever?
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patinba
Argentina
Local time: 14:18
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stripped datura


Explanation:
The floripondio in Argentina is also commonly known as a datura, although technically it is a Brugmansia (a close relative). All of it is hallucinogenic. We have 2 in the garden, and our children have been known to get dilated pupils just from touching the leaves and then rubbing their eyes.

Presumably the comment indicates the plant has been stripped and baked into brownies or whatever?

patinba
Argentina
Local time: 14:18
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 68
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  JohnMcDove: Yes. But say "No" to drugs. Say "Yes" to Life! :-)
47 mins
  -> Of course! I like my brownies plain.

agree  Andrea Sacchi
2 hrs
  -> Gracias!

agree  Muriel Vasconcellos: I used to have one, too. Though I'm wondering if here they're talking about one that has lost its leaves (I will continue in the discussion above).
15 hrs
  -> Thanks, Muriel. Around here the flowers drop off, but the leaves remain.

agree  Lindsay Spratt
20 hrs
  -> Thank you!
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