Old Spanish Joke

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I have a saying on a key chain with an old Spanish joke on it. It reads as follows:

"Rueron a GUADALAJARA
Y nomas este
. . . RECUERDO
me trajeron."

Can anyone tell me what this means?

From what I can tell it is something like this:

"When they went to Guadalajara
they brought to me just this,
a . . . keepsake (or memory)
for the home of my womb."

Does this sound right'

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updated JUN 27, 2008
posted by DeeDee

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have you ever seen the t-shirts in english that say something to the effect of:

my [insert person of choice here] went to [name the vacation spot]
and all i got was this lousy t-shirt

same concept.

updated JUN 29, 2008
posted by David-H
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Me trajeron = to me they brought. It's not a noun, like 'home', it's a conjugation preceded by the indirect object.

Very cute little ditty.

updated JUN 29, 2008
posted by Jmarie
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What about "me trajeron"? I was told it was old Spanish for "home" or "womb".

updated JUN 28, 2008
posted by DeeDee
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Reuron was a typo. Yes, it should be Feuron.

updated JUN 28, 2008
posted by DeeDee
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Fueron is the right word: Past tense of verb "ir" 2nd, 3th. plural person.

updated JUN 28, 2008
posted by Vernic
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Hola pasa
Is rueron meant to be fueron in this instance'

updated JUN 28, 2008
posted by Eddy
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Si! Si!

This sounds like my mother-in-law. lol. She has many grandchildren to buy for.

Muchisimas gracias

updated JUN 28, 2008
posted by DeeDee
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Hola DeeDee

It sounds like something written on some of the T-shirts that can be bought while on vacation for someone else. The logo on the shirt being "My parents went to Miami and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!"

Hasta luego y espero un buen fin de semana!

updated JUN 28, 2008
posted by Sara-S
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They went to Guadalajara
and they just
this keepsake
brought me

it's like they have enough money to go there and just spend a tiny amount of money for your gift.

As you said it's a joke

updated JUN 28, 2008
posted by pasabolita