Bullfighters in Peril

Q: What do you call four bullfighters in quicksand?four bullfighters
A: Cuatro sinko!

Explanation: Ah, yes!  A bad bilingual joke.  Bullfighters are often found in Spanish speaking countries.  The number four in Spanish is “cuatro.”  If you are in quicksand you are probably sinking down into the sand.

Many English speakers who do not speak Spanish play with Spanish by adding an “o” onto any English word- so “sink” would become “sinko.”  Of course “sinko” sounds just like “cinco” which means five in Spanish.  This joke is funny to an English speaker who knows a bit of Spanish because the answer sounds like 4, 5 in Spanish as it refers to the 4 bullfighters sinking into quicksand.

About stfleming

Reader, writer, teacher, thinker and dreamer. Lector, escritor, profesor, pensador y soñador. I teach in Lima, Peru. Enseño en Lima, Peru.
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