I have a box of dominoes that says cono despierta boricua. What does this mean?
I have this box of dominoes that says: cono despierta boricua. What does this mean in English? Thanks, Debbie
Boricua is another name for people from Puerto Rico, like saying puertorrican. And that is because Puerto Rico used to be called Borinquen by the native indians there. Despierta means to wake up and co** is a mild swear word. All together its calling for puertorricans to wake up and fight politically. The phrase is mostly used by people who want the island to be a free country and not belong to the USA.
Cono is a derogatory reference to a Spaniard. It has nothing to do with the USA, but rather Spain.
Andrés Castro Ríos (October 4, 1942 September 16, 2006) was a poet and graduate from the Humanities Faculty of the University of Puerto Rico. Castro Ríos is known as one of the founders of the "Guajana" magazine and as the composer of the lyrics for "¡Coño, Despierta Boricua!", a famous patriotic Puerto Rican song related to the Grito de Lares
El Grito de Lares (The Cry of Lares)also referred as the Lares uprising, the Lares revolt, Lares rebellion or even Lares Revolutionwas the first major revolt against Spanish rule and call for independence in Puerto Rico.
The short-lived revolt, planned by Ramón Emeterio Betances and Segundo Ruiz Belvis and carried out by various revolutionary cells established in Puerto Rico, occurred on September 23, 1868, and began in the town of Lares, Puerto Rico.
Interjection ¡co!:(slang) Dn!, f!, sht!
despierta: wake up
I edited out the posts that had explicitly written the word with an "ñ". In some places this is not such a mild expletive, but rather a strongly vulgar word. The explanations give so far are accurate enough. Anyone wishing to learn Spanish swear words needs to go to a different site where such language is allowed.
Are you sure it was an N in "cono", and not an Ñ? Because they are VERY different words (as different as "smell" and "airplane").
Boricua = puertorriqueño
I searched translation websites. and it means. 'cone awakes boricua'
I'm still quite confused as what this means.
But its your desicion on what you want to do with this. It really is confusing though. lmaooo.