Bad words in Spanish: what “boludo” and “pelotudo” originally meant?
"Boludo" and "pelotudo" are bad words used in Argentina specifically to mean "stupid". But where do they come from? In the Wars of Independence, Argentine gauchos fought against the Spanish army. They fought against disciplined men who prepared themselves in the best military academies, armed with firearms, artillery, armor, cavalry, the best steel, etc. [...]