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A -ria for Everything

29 March 2008

A humorous side note.

In the Spanish language, when you want to describe a place that sells a particular product, you generally add the suffix -ria to the end of the original root word. For example, a place that sells cerveza (beer!) is a cerveceria. Concordantly, a place that sells coffee (café) is a cafeteria, a place that sells shoes (zapatos) is a zapateria, and so on. This scheme works pretty well until you run into false friends (words that are spelled the same or similarly in both languages, but have different meanings), like this:


Man, I sure could use me some joy today!

On second thought, what they sell here could bring joy to some, I suppose.

At any rate, the only -ria to which I will NOT be going is the one where they sell Dia.

Thank you, try the veal!


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Spirit of 73 permalink
    29 March 2008 11:06 pm

    Nicely done. Nicely… Done.

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