English translation: ..there's something fishy about../stinks...
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Your initial suggestion, as well as Lisa's, Gracie's, mine, etc. are all all right as long as it is interpreted in its figurative sense. "Bus" or "baby" are completely wrong in this context, although they are correct in different contexts.
Folks, I can´t say this smells like a ¨baby¨ or a ¨bus.¨ It doesn´t make any sense, although I know in PR guagua means bus and in Chile it means baby, BUT obviously in this context it means something else. This is an article that is published in a newspapper and I don't think it would headline "Olor a Guagua" and the intended meaning be "Smells Like a Bus/Baby"....think about it.
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Explanation: This is slang for "baby" in Chile. It comes from the noise they make "gua gua gua gua"!!! I don`t know whether it helps in this context.
Michael Brady Spain Local time: 01:23 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 4