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Anil­lo and Anus

Let’s try not to laugh with this one.

The Span­ish end­ing -il­lo is a com­mon dimi­nu­itive, mean­ing a small­er ver­sion of some­thing. A ve­ci­no is a neigh­bor; a vecinil­lo is the cute word that Flan­ders calls his neigh­bors in the Span­ish trans­la­tion of the Simp­sons.

So: anus means anus. And anil­lo — the very com­mon Span­ish word mean­ing “ring” — is thus re­al­ly just “lit­tle anus.”

Yes, in Span­ish, a ring is just a small anus.

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