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The Dirty Joke in the Princess Bride that you Never Noticed Before

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If  you’re old enough to read this post there’s a good chance that you’ve seen the movie The Princess Bride at least a few times in your life. Me? I’ve probably seen it eleventy-hundred times. It’s really that good.

It wasn’t until I saw it a few years ago that I caught a dirty word they managed to slip through the censors. Inigo Montoya is sitting on the ground drunk while Prince Humperdinck’s men are rounding people up. When the prince’s man sees Inigo he says, “Ho there!” to which Inigo mutters to himself “Keep your Joder”.

Why is this funny? In Spain Spanish (you know, the kind spoken in Spain) Joder translates to “to fuck”, so Inigo is basically telling Humperdinck’s man to fuck off. But since it is muttered in Spanish, the American censors didn’t get the joke and let it slide by. Awesome right? Now watch it for yourself:

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website BrokeAssStuart.com is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, Geek.com and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

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