Monday, May 7, 2012

Yesterday I heard a Chamorro word for the first time.  Kuttido.

The lady was talking about pickled mango.

Looking up the Spanish curtido, it means tanned, like hide.  But in El Salvador it can also mean a kind of cole slaw dish.

One of you readers, in the comments section, provided the missing piece of the puzzle.  The Spanish encurtido means "pickled."  Oba skoba!

1 comment:

  1. Actually, Pale, kuttido probably comes from Spanish ... ENCURTIR... meaning to pickle. Anything pickled is called ENCURTIDO.