Friday, December 26, 2008


"Hostia de mierda, me cago en la puta!"

No, not something we overheard at 'midnight mass' the other night (here generally held around 10pm) but the voiceover on an amateur video shown on Spain's Antena 3 on Christmas Eve - which showed some unfortunate Basque surfer getting wiped out big time and propelled towards jagged rocks by a freak wave off San Seb.

His mate with the camera uttered this suitably profane (and basically untranslateable) exclamation on the tape, which was played back unbleeped on a lunchtime news bulletin. I'd have been surprised if I hadn't heard the Spanish C-word (Coño) used with some frequency on pre-watershed (even Children's) TV over there.

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