Puerto Rican Baseball Team Swear Up A Storm, Shouting Puñeta Live On TV After Victory

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Last night, in a nail-biter that went deep into the eleventh inning, team Puerto Rico held on to clinch a spot in the World Baseball Classic final by beating the Netherlands 12-11. In the midst of all that excitement one thing stood out above all else. This chant: Puñeta! Puñeta! Puñeta!

“Carajo, puñeta, Boricua se respeta!”

If you don’t know “puñeta” is a swear word used often by Puerto Ricans. Similar to “coño,” it’s used as a sign of frustration or a boastful exclamation like “Aw yeah!” or “Yeah, damn it!” Used so often, it almost doesn’t merit a chanceltazo anymore. Almost. As kids, we got away with using it at the Puerto Rican Day Parade, losing our voices as we’d scream “¡Carajo! ¡Puñeta! ¡Boricua se respeta!”

This amazing throw from the outfield sealed the deal for team Puerto Rico.

Amazing plays were made throughout the game, several of them by the Netherlands, but it was this throw from the outfield that gave Puerto Rico reason to celebrate. You can hear them shouting “Puerto Rico! Puerto Rico! Puerto Rico!” even though you know they really just want to shout “Puñeta.”

It wasn’t all swear words, though.

Eddie Rosario, who brought in the game-winning run last night, had warm words for Puerto Rico and his family as the salsa music played behind him.

“Puñeta” had been popping up all week, with some astonished the swear word made it on live television.

Had they bleeped and censored all the “Puñetas,” your TV would have been blank the whole game.

Others have been showing pride in the word throughout the tournament.

You’re not just proud, you’re proud AF.

Even back on the Island, fans of team PR are celebrating with the word.

It seems like Puerto Rican TV is a little more strict with their bleeps than we are.

In the end, a stadium full of Boricuas shouting Puñeta, sounds really good.

 

Shouting any other swear word in English would totally get censored, but Puñeta snuck in like “Aw, that’s cute, that must be someone’s last name. Good job, guys!”

Sssh, let’s keep that secret between us. ?

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