The Twittersphere is belatedly buzzing over a tirade from Sun News Network columnist Ezra Levant that concluded with a coarse Spanish insult to Chiquita Brands International senior vice-president Manuel Rodriguez.
Winding up a 10-minute denunciation of the banana company’s decision to boycott oil from Alberta’s tarsands deposits, Levant signed off his Dec. 22 broadcast thusly: “Hey . . . Manuel Rodriguez, chinga tu madre.”
The epithet, widely used in Mexico but not in the rest of the Spanish-speaking world, means, crudely, to have carnal relations with your mother.