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Favorite word for "cool"? A few of mine...

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A post about the Mexican slang "padre" used for "cool" got me thinking about this.

What are you favorites? Here are a few I know, and the regions they're used in (que yo sepa!):

chévere - Cuba /
tuanis - Costa Rica /
guay - Spain /
de (la) puta madre - Spain /
la leche - Spain /
chulo - almost everywhere! /
genial - everywhere? /
tener la onda (to be cool) - Mexico /
molar (to be cool) - not sure

Me imagino que hay millones. Compartan lo que sepan!

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updated SEP 28, 2009
edited by mateo2
posted by mateo2

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de (la) puta madre - Spain /

I'd be careful with that one

updated SEP 28, 2009
posted by 0074b507
True, much like "coger" in Mexico. In Spain, "de puta madre" is not considered offensive, although quite informal/colloquial. The Spanish love to cuss :) - mateo2, SEP 28, 2009
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I still vote for padre. Too bad father or dad couldn't be synonymous with cool in english.

updated SEP 28, 2009
posted by Seitheach
Maybe only Anglo Dads have lame jokes? - 003487d6, SEP 28, 2009
This could be the driving reason behind it. - Seitheach, SEP 28, 2009
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La onda is a mexican one I really like, and it's really migrating, at least around here. La onda is The Bomb. ;-0

updated SEP 27, 2009
posted by ChamacoMalo
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