What's Spanish For "Oh, Crud!"

It is amazing to me that Spain has financial problems. They forgot what?!?!?!? Are you serious?

What goes up must walk down.

In what will surely go down in history as one the greatest architectural blunders, the town of Benidorm in Alicante, Spain, had almost completed its 47-story skyscraper when it realized it excluded plans for elevator shafts.

Despite its name, the InTempo skyscraper was, seemingly rushed through the blueprint process, and its attempted message of prosperity through the country's economic tumult has become one that is more fitting to the current state of things in Spain as a whole.
This is what you get when the government wants to "show prosperity" rather than encourage it.

*subhead*You forgot what?!?!?!.*subhead*


  1. Kinda like in China, whole cities of empty condos. Looks good but unaccessible to the everyday man.

  2. It is surprising that this is in Spain, although they have a socialist government right now. I'm sure they will put one in. I figured it was Italy where they would shrug and say, "ah" and you'd have to walk up.

  3. "oh crud" can be expressed as "Hijo de put something" or "Mierda" but that's for the smelly stuff.

    On the bright side, they won't need stair masters anymore and walking, climbing is good for the health. They actually slow down elevators in NY to discourage usage. So, these guys saved money.

  4. @Rick: "Hijo de puta" is "son of a b****" (literally of a whore). "Mierda" is "s***", and they do in fact say it as a cuss word and metaphorically (though not simply to mean "stuff" as in "get your s*** together").

    I'm not sure how you'd say "crud" as distinct from "crap" or "s***". The only thing I can think of is a Mexican children's exclamation, "Ay basura", literally "Oh garbage!"


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