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Spanish Lexicography: Argentinisms



     Most modern literature seems to be written by and for crazy people. The March 2000 issue of World Press Review carries an article from Clarín "An Argentine Classic Turns 70." The "classic" is Los 7 Locos ( The Seven Madmen) by Roberto Arlt (1900-1942). It quotes "a line now famous in Argentine literature": "Rajá, turrito, rajá", apparently meaning "run, kid, run". Can someone please explain this?

Ronald Hilton - 2/26/00


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