No I haven’t reneged on my vegetarianism – I’ve just found, or perhaps just noticed, a new meaning of the word “pollo”. Sorry about this, but it means a lump of spittle. I only mention this because it was used the other day in the same context in which we would say in English “I’ve got a frog in my throat” – “tengo un pollo” .
According to my dictionary, this use of “pollo” is vulgar, but I heard it on Spanish national radio! I don’t know what the world’s coming to.