BY Led Black (@Led_Black)
Washington Heights’ history teacher, Carlos Garcia, will now think twice before uttering the infamous c-word (‘coño’) ever again. Carlos ‘Coño’ Garcia, who has been a teacher for 17 years, was suspended for several months from his teaching duties at the High School of International Business and Finance popularly known as G-Dubs for using the c-bomb repeatedly in front of his students.
The original fine for his alleged ‘coño’ laced tirade was a whopping $15,000 (you know that Mr. Garcia was saying ‘coño’ in his head) but was reduced to $1,000. For those that don’t know, ‘coño’ is the equivalent of the f-word in English without the carnal implications. In essence, it is a more forceful version of “damn it”.
‘Coño’ is actually quite a versatile word. In can be used in anger, such as in Mr. Garcia’s case, to quiet an unruly classroom but it can also be employed in a complimentary manner as a response to a pretty woman one sees on the street, ‘coño’ with an emphasis on the last O. Another use is to question something that a person might find dubious, as in pero que ‘coño’.