How to wash your dog in Spain

Every now and again, someone leaves a comment on this blog that makes me laugh.  Recently, I nearly wet myself when this comment appeared on my post about the Costa del Crime:

Hola, por si entiendes español, te mando esto, deberias elegir otros vinos en España, los que eliges ( valga la rebundancia ),aquí se utilizan para desatascar el inodoro y el cava freixenet para lavar al perro. Saludos

As it happens, Spanish is a language that avoided me at school, so it is not technically true that I wet myself when Lorenza left the comment.  Fortunately, my mate Paul, who learnt Spanish on a beach near Barcelona whilst variously selling deckchairs, running a water skiing school and generally bumming around for several years, was able to assist.  Here is his translation:

Hello, in the case of you being able to understand Spanish, I am sending you this. You should choose other wines in Spain, the ones you choose, here we use them to get rid of smells and Cava Freixenet is for washing the dog.

Thoughts of massaging Cava into Bonzo’s furry skin got me to wondering whether Spanish dogs are exported to Korea as a canine take on wagyu beef?

4 Responses to “How to wash your dog in Spain”

  1. Ciaran Says:

    Very funny indeed, but not a good translation I don’t think.

    “desatascar” – to unblock.
    “el inodoro” – the toilet.

  2. Sonadora Says:

    Hehe, what a funny comment. But I agree with Ciaran on the translation (yay, 10 years of Spanish are worth something!). Plus, it’s even funnier when taken in the context of unclogging the toilet.

  3. noble pig Says:

    Okay, this made me laugh hysterically too. He-he.

  4. Alastair Bathgate Says:

    Thanks all.
    Seems that Paul should have spent less time on the beach and more time learning about household chores….. 🙂

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