A spade is actually a “pala” in Spanish. When you buy a bucket and spade for the kids to take to the beach you need a “cubo y pala”. So what’s an “espada” I hear you ask? It is in fact a “sword”. You’d look pretty silly taking one of those to the beach really, wouldn’t you?
Posted by: janecronin | August 5, 2012
Don’t call a Spade an Espada
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