Did Obama Slyly Make a Dick Joke in Mexico? President Says He Regret Not Trying Chorizo, Mexicans Howl in Laughter

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Obama: Wants the big, big, big, BIG chorizo (refer to Manic Hispanic song for joke)

Okay, so I'm about a week late to this, but so is seemingly the entirety of the English-language media. Recently, President Barack Obama was in the Mexican city of Toluca to visit his Canadian and Mexican counterparts for NAFTA fun. While there, Obama told the press that, "We are all here on business which means I'm not here for as long as I'd like to. I have not, for example, sampled some of Toluca's legendary chorizo. Hopefully next time I stop by I'll be able to have some of that."

The Mexican press laughed at the comment, but not for the reason that Obama thinks. Because while Toluca is famous for its green chorizo, it's also Mexican Spanish slang for "penis"--and Obama walked into that albur (double entendre), you know?

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This is easily Obama's "Ich bin ein Berliner" moment (if you believe the urban legend, that is), and the Mexican press and social media had a field day tittering about Obama's gaffe. Then again, others maintained Obama knew exactly what he was talking about. A columnist for the Mexican newspaper Milenio wrote , "Maybe he knows about the fine art of alburear more that he lets on, and demonstrated a surprising knowledge of Mexican culture, acquired in some visit to [Chicago's] Little Village or Pilsen.

"Obama," the columnist concluded, "gave us a phrase that won't be forgotten for a while. If he did it on purpose or fell victim to a formal slip of communication in another language, only he knows."

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22 comments
Jim Alvarez
Jim Alvarez

He's Such a Dick no matter what he says.

EA Prieto
EA Prieto

This calls for a Top 5 Listicle. Top 5 Mexican food slangs for the male member. 5) Verdolaga (purslane) 4) Salchicha (sausage) 3) Camote (sweet potato) 2) Chile (chilli pepper) 1) Chorizo

Erk Audelo Leon
Erk Audelo Leon

No fue intencional. Obama sabe de albures lo que yo sé cálculo numérico y mecánica cuántica. No sabía ni que onda.

John Dodson
John Dodson

How is the homie Obama suppose to know that? I woulda laughed too though. Real talk.

Will Webb
Will Webb

pero EPN se lo trago completito...

Ralph Topete
Ralph Topete

He said some of Toluca's chorizo, not Toluca's chorizo. No es lo mismo engardame el chile que el chile me engorda. Now, was this breaking news to inturupt other breaking news? CMC!

Cheezwizz
Cheezwizz

A dick head talking about eating dick: Cannibalism!

Susana Ortiz
Susana Ortiz

Por favor!! Alguien dele chorizo al hombre! Hahahha Rosa Lozano

Jose L. Sanchez
Jose L. Sanchez

while Obama was down there he told Enrique "let's put all the business aside and go have some beers, let's go where you like to hang out". So they both went to the bar after a few beers Obama asks "Henry where do we piss"? I Obama follows him out to the alley Enrique whips it out starts pissing. Obama says to himself this must be it so he does the same. To strike up conversation Obama notices it's cold so he looks over and says "pretty chilly". Enrique looks down then at Obama and says "Oh sank you"

Victor Salas
Victor Salas

Obama's too hip. I think he really did know what he was saying. lol

Alan Jimenez
Alan Jimenez

El que tiene hambre en pan piensa... Freaking Mexican press making a big deal out of nothing.

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