Monday, September 26, 2011

Cajón vs. Cojón

The following is a recent conversation I had with my employee in Spanish which emphasizes the importance of property pronunciation.  Cajón in Spanish means drawer whereas cojón means testicle.

(translated from Spanish)

Connie:  Where are the receipt books?
Me: They are in my office in the top cojón  (testicle) of my black filing cabinet
Carla: I think you mean cajón (drawer).
Me: (Smiling) Yes I meant cajón (drawer).

We all laugh.

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