I recently heard a bartender ask a female customer:

¿Usted quiere un jugo de latita o de latota?

The customer got very upset and threw a glass of water at the bartender and then she left.

Why did she get upset?

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    Note the way he was playing with the sounds: latita means "little can" (do you want a juice in a little can?), while latota does not mean anything but la tota does, as Gorpik nicely exposed. When pronounced, the intentious misunderstanding arises.
    – fedorqui
    Jun 6, 2017 at 6:33

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You do not mention where this happened, but in some places (Puerto Rico comes to mind) la tota is slang for a woman external sexual organs. So the bartender was indeed very rude.


According to the Diccionario de americanismos, "tota" (also "toto") is a taboo word used in Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic meaning "pussy". So yes, the bartender was asking her if she wanted juice from her pussy.

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