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Puertorro

Puertorro
 n.— «Tambien sabe el puertorro que antes de la guerra (la segunda claro esta) lna se la servian a los puercos.…?Que puertorro no ha comido en una cafeteria un plato de conbi’ con papa (no se confunda con congri)?…El puertorro sabe de lo que hablo, pues todos saben el bauyu’ que se formo’ con la polica y los de la marginal, la autopista y los chicarroneros…» —“PG-13 Caribbean Cuisine And Politics” Usenet: soc.culture.latin-america Jan. 26, 1992. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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