534  fresh lunfardo

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Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 14:25:36 -0500
From: "Frank G. Williams" <frankw@MAIL.AHC.UMN.EDU>
Subject: fresh lunfardo

I'm smiling about a catch-all expression I heard last week
in BA.

"GARCA"!

...a blind step against line of dance into your partner... a Garca!

...another resignation in the government... I am told, "Politicians
are all Garcas!"

...you get home a day earlier than your messy son expects... GARCA!!

Frank - Mpls.
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Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 17:31:46 -0500
From: "Frank G. Williams" <frankw@MAIL.AHC.UMN.EDU>
Subject: Re: fresh lunfardo

Addendum - four points

> I'm smiling about a catch-all expression I heard last week
> in BA.
>
> "GARCA"!

point 1) ...spoken bemusedly among tanguero/as about situations or
people, and by actors/actresses in amusing sitcoms.
...Always followed by laughter.

point 2) ...not genteel, but of amusing derivation...

point 3) akin to "screw-off" or "screw-up"

point 4) suggestion: use it only among friends


F. - Mpls.


Frank G. Williams, Ph.D. University of Minnesota
frankw@mail.ahc.umn.edu Dept. of Neuroscience
(612) 625-6441 (office) 321 Church Street SE
(612) 624-4436 (lab) Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 281-3860 (cellular/home)




Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 18:20:24 -0800
From: Cynthia Briggs <cinthya2202004@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: lunfardo

Hola Sergio,
I realize that Dirk note does not make any sense but
I am curious to know how Lunfardo is used, and the reason the sample of
lunfardo sent by Kate is absurd.



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Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 17:04:32 -0500
From: Hector Pablo Pereyra <hpereyra@NYC.RR.COM>
Subject: Lunfardo

All right,

Canfinflero (and its variants: canfi, canfinfla, canfinfle, canfingle,
canfle, canfli, canflinfla,canflinfle, canflinflero, canflingle,canfunfa,
canfunfla): pimp. This voice comes from the slang word "CAFIFERO"
CAFIFERO: the organizer at illegal game houses (sorry for the English, work
with me here), let's say an illegal casino. This organizer collects the
"Caņota" (percentage the "cafifero" collects on the bets, "bribe") and puts
it in a box called "Cafife". From the name of the box, "cafife" comes the
word "Cafifero".

From there the word is applied to the pimp, who like the CAFIFERO collects a
percentage on an illegal operation (in this case instead of game is
prostitution)

Laburo: lunfardo voice that means work

Let's move on pleaseeee

THE PULPO
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ps: if we are going to discuss lunfardo (it makes sense, after all is a
vital element of tango the way we know it) I suggest we drop the idea of
being "politically correct" (that I find even more offensive than lunfardo)




Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 18:45:39 -0500
From: Hector Pablo Pereyra <hpereyra@NYC.RR.COM>
Subject: Lunfardo

The definition that I have for Carancanfunfa (also carancanfun) is related
to somebody who dances tango with dexterity and also to the style of tango
with "cortes" (it does make sense in the context of "el choclo)
Now, my lunfardo dictionary (Diccionario del Lunfardo - Athos Espindola -
Editorial Planete) doesn't explicit where the word cafife comes from.

It is interesting that both expressions, the lunfardo and the Portuguese are
related to the game. There are many words in lunfardo that come from the
Portuguese so, I wouldn't be surprised if this words are related.
I will ask my old Argentinean erudite friends about this (they will be
delighted to take part on this, only that I will have to translate)

Anyway, one of the projects I have is to curate a Lunfardo/English
dictionary that I want to put online as part of the services that our new
site offers (www.trestango.com). Don't know if I will have the time to do it
(because it takes a lot of translating and typing and I am always busy
avoiding to be evicted for luck of payment)

Other idea I have is maybe to have a list exclusively about lunfardo.

We'll see

I'll keep you posted

Ciao

The pulpo




Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2009 21:34:49 +0000
From: Sergio Vandekier <sergiovandekier990@hotmail.com>
Subject: [Tango-L] Lunfardo
To: Tango-L List <tango-l@mit.edu>


We should not give Lunfardo more importance than that it actually has.

Most people here in Argentina never use Lunfardo, further more its use is considered to be a vulgarity.

Most of us were first exposed to it through Tango Lyrics.

Unless you are interested in certain tango lyrics you can totally ignore it . Your chances of ever being exposed
to one word of Lunfardo is almost nil.

Rosetta Stone may be very good but it is very expensiv; if I were to explore Spanish I would start with an inter-active system such as:

Michel Thomas Beginners, then Advanced and finally Vocabulary.

Happy New Year,

Sergio
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Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2009 13:35:58 -0800 (PST)
From: Mario <sopelote@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Tango-L] Lunfardo
To: tango-l@mit.edu

?Good luck, Rosetta whateva
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKsRuC6rTZE
?just go live there and talk to the people..stay away from anyone who
speaks Englis..you will be fluent in 6 months.















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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