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Re: I don't give a rat's ass.

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Friday, May 26, 2000, 23:59
bjm10@CORNELL.EDU <bjm10@...> wrote:

>a rat's ass >a fig
> >When one doesn't give any of the above in English, one means that one >doesn't care about something, and quite vehemently so. What are >non-English colorful phrases to mean "I don't care about" something?
In Spanish: No me importa... un pito (a whistle/a penis) un comino (this is a kind of spice) un corno (< un cuerno 'a horn'?) un carajo (plain expletive) una mierda (*a shit) un soto/choto (meaningless, though usu. 'penis') (this is in Argentina; in Spain you'll probably add "un coño"). You can take out the negative ("no") and it will work equally well. There are a few others, but you don't want to know them. :) --Pablo Flores "... When all men on earth think, day and night, about the Zahir, which one will be a dream and which one a reality?" Jorge Luis Borges, _The Zahir_