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Old 01-12-2014, 05:43 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by ancora View Post
Although we can see Mexico from our slip we will never go there again. Some 38 years ago, while in Mexico. we got a taste of "La Mordita," the little death. That is what they call bribery there, bribery that is carried out by policemen, the military, and government officials. It looks like nothing has changed.
La or una Mordida means a bite, in other words a policeman etc. is "putting the bite on you".
There are many Spanish slang words for a bribe the proper one is soborno.
My favorite was a cop in the Dominican Republic who flagged us down on the road for an imaginary infraction, after warning he asked for a contribution for "El Presidente". Presidente is the name of the popular, and very good, beer there.
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