Gangoso

gangoso

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Hoy aprendí la palabra “gangoso” porque Carlos está algo enfermo.

No estoy segura si la palabra “gangoso” es ofensiva. Carlos me dijo que su hermana lo ha llamado así porque tiene congestión y está hablando muy nasal, pero busqué la palabra por internet y encontre gente usando la palabra por burlar de gente que hablan con tartamudo o quién, por otras razones médicas, no hablan claros.

Entonces, ¿qué dicen ustedes? ¿Es ofensiva la palabra “gangoso” o depende de cómo se utiliza?

[ENGLISH TRANSLATION]

Today I learned the word “gangoso” because Carlos is kind of sick.

I’m not sure if the word “gangoso” is offensive. Carlos told me his sister called him that because he’s really congested and speaking in a very nasally voice, but I looked it up on the internet and I found people using the word to making fun of people who speak with a stutter or who, for other medical reasons, don’t speak clearly.

So, what do you guys think? Is the word “gangoso” offensive or does it depend on how one uses it?

3 thoughts on “Gangoso

  1. Gangoso has always been used in my family for when you are sick and congested just like your husband said :) and we are from el salvador too.

  2. En Argentina hay muchos chistes de gangosos y se refieren a personas que por una dificultad en el habla y por ese motivo surgen confusiones que resultan gracias. De todos modos a mi no me causa hacia reirme de una dificultad real que tienen algunas personas. Nunca escuche que en nuestro país se le diga gangoso a alguien de forma ofensiva. … si otras cosas ja ja

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