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    Is anyone familiar with a Spanish game or toy involving a ball(?) and is called something like tontoròn? A friend was describing her roly-poly boss in this way.

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    Tontorrón is often used in Spain, but is has nothing to do with a game.

    Tonto, tontorrón, tontarrás.....all mean rather silly, stupid,.

    tontorrón is not all that unfriendly in Spain.

    These are translations have found for tontorrón:
    silly-billy which is a bit old-fashioned nowadays
    dingbat
    cuckoo
    wally
    dunderhead

    I don't know if you referred to that.
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Thank you. I just found out it is not a game she is referring to, but a name that is given for when an insect flies around and around a light at night until it falls to the ground. Apparently it must be somewhat colloquial., maybe for her region.

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