Since we’re on the subject of LOVE anyway… why not take it there. Where? You might ask. To that place where so many of us men end up going, or at the very least get accused of going there anyway, when we finally find our true media naranja. We’re all in love, cómo dice la Katy Perry, on Cloud 9, feeling like there is nothing in the world that can knock us back down into reality… and then, BAM! All of a sudden – inevitably really – someone says to us “¡Mandilon! You’re all domadito now!”
As in tamed, domesticated, complacent, docile, weak, and probably worst of all “whipped!”
That’s precisely what the Urban Dictionary defines as Mandilon:
A male that is demasculated.
Jose was going to go out partying with his buddies, but his girlfriend told him he had to go shopping with her and her mother. He doesn’t wear the pants in that relationship.
OUCH!! To put it in only one word.
There are plenty of other more graphic definitions of this same word out there, some of them even on the same link I’ve shared with you here, but you can check those out for yourself. What do you think? Is this the “right” definition for the word Mandilon, or is the word itself a figment of our imagination? A sexist or otherwise discriminatory or offensive thing to say to anyone?
¿Quién sabe? I’ll let you be the judge of that for yourself también.
What I do know is that it’s not a popular word for many of us. Pero bueno, one thing about it, you can’t deny Mandilon is part of our popular vocabulary and culture.
Personally I don’t consider myself Mandilon. But wait a minute… isn’t that what all the mandilones say?! LOL!
I’m always on the hunt for new mexi-vocabulario.
What other words would you like me to include in the mexi-vocabulario? If you have one that you would recommend please share it with me here.
Writer’s Disclaimer: When I say mexi-vocabulario I don’t necessarily mean these words are exclusively Mexican, or only used by Mexicans. This is simply an expression of how they were introduced to me in our Mexican Spanish.
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