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    Default What is "pipi cucu"?

    During a conversation, a man mentioned "pipi cucu" or whatever it is spelled, and I was like
    Anyone has any idea?

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    Default Re: What is "pipi cucu"?

    "pipi cucu" is used when you want to describe something "perfect" "splendid" "beautiful".

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    I wonder what is the origin of this term

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    Apparently it has to do with Carlos Monzon, the famous Argentine boxer.
    He went to France during the 70´. They gave him a prize and he wanted to thank in French. Although he had quietly trained the famous "merci beaucoup" (mersí bocú ), he said very nervous: "pipí cuckoo", "Pipí cuckoo".
    This new word was born, which his friend Alberto Olmedo would popularize by giving it a new meaning: exquisite, splendid, beautiful, etc.

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    Such an interesting story! Thank you jacosta

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    Other researchers claim, however, that the expression pipi-cucu comes from English: pee-pee cue-cue, the names of the letters PP QQ.

    PQ is short for perfect quality, and it used to be marked on the excellent products that resulted from a classification in the textile industry. The repeated letters would indicate the superlative, or plural.

    https://es.wiktionary.org/wiki/Discu...3%AD_cuc%C3%BA

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    Default Re: What is "pipi cucu"?

    Quote Originally Posted by santiagop View Post
    Other researchers claim, however, that the expression pipi-cucu comes from English: pee-pee cue-cue, the names of the letters PP QQ.

    PQ is short for perfect quality, and it used to be marked on the excellent products that resulted from a classification in the textile industry. The repeated letters would indicate the superlative, or plural.

    https://es.wiktionary.org/wiki/Discu...3%AD_cuc%C3%BA
    Interesante, ahora, sinceramente, no creo que "Carlos Monzón conocía quizás ese dicho, que dijo después en broma.", jajaja

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    Great information, mistery solved! Thank you all

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    Default Re: What is "pipi cucu"?

    Still, this is a very old fashioned word. I doubt anyone south of 70 would use it nowadays.

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    Default Re: What is "pipi cucu"?

    Quote Originally Posted by francot View Post
    Still, this is a very old fashioned word. I doubt anyone south of 70 would use it nowadays.
    Lo viejo siempre vuelve (?)

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