Basically, these are the words to enjoy whenever you spend an evening reading the latest Darwin awards.
Coming from arguably the most typical Chilenismo out there (huevón, for those of you who are really gil), this is the equivalent of “dumb@$$.” It can be said under your breath with a hopeless shake of the head… or very angrily at soccer games. You’ll notice that, as with huevón, the spelling varies quite a bit.
Check out the root of this word: mermelada, or jam. Now imagine the movement of the sticky mush that is jam… that’s you. So sloooooooow and stuuuupid. Again, it’s not nice to say this.
Asopado’s root is sopa, or “soup.” But this word gives the feeling you have soup instead of brains. For example, everything about Napoleon Dynamite makes him look asopado. Blank stare, mouth open, maybe even a little drool coming out of the corner of your mouth…. It’s like:
“Hey, soup for brains! Anyone in there??”
This is stronger than the food comparisons. Calling someone gil is like calling them an idiot or worse. I mean, some people are clueless and harmless like Napoleon, and some people are jerks on top of being stupid. That’s agilado for you. (Seriously, make out on your own car.)
Okay, this is yet another play on huevón or huevada. I’m sorry, but there are a lot of them. This kind of makes it sound like the dude’s name is huevón.
“Stupid? Stupid’s my middle name.”
Use them wisely, friends.
Are there any I missed?
*Thanks to Mauricio for suggesting güeastancio! I promise to stop calling you that…