I told someone today that I didn’t have the huevos to do something. And then I got to thinking how much the term “huevos” delights me. It means, literally, eggs, but it has such a strong slang meaning of testicles that you really can’t disentangle the two. But, I don’t have testicles. I have eggs.
And here’s what I love. I love that it’s now almost a double-word-play. I’m bringing it back to its literal meaning, but hoping that the person knows I know its dredged in this other meaning, before my listener consumes it. I need it to mean both “eggs” and “balls” at the same time, with my body as the marker of where the joke is.
Possibly I’m not explaining it well, but god I love it.