This one isn’t really LatAm, but it is Spanish language, it is politics and it’s definitely stuff like that. Spanish PM Zapatero (he of the crummy suits) was speaking at a press conference today after meeting Russian President Medvedev. The issue in question was bilateral tourism and Zapatero said
“We have made an agreement to stimulate, to benefit, to f**k, to help this tourism.”
Don’t believe me? Ok, here’s the Youtube.
The exact words are (in the last 10 seconds of this 27 second video):
“Hemos hecho un acuerdo para estimular, para favorecer, para follar para apoyar ese turismo.”
For those who suffer under the Castilian challenge, the offending word is “follar” (pron: fo’ yar). Sure it’s a blooper, but it’s a damn good one. Just a pity the new US Prez is such a good speaker. Will we begin to miss those dubyaisms after a while?