Tuesday, April 20 2010 @ 11:49 am EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Based on "Healthier" and "Schedule" The first law passed with this name was in Colombia in 1995. The term "zanahoria" is basically a slang term used in Colombia for the kinds of people who live a healthy lifestyle. In Spanish a healthy person is said to be "sano" (masculine) or "sana" (feminine). Back in 1995 in Colombian when their new law was being debated, it was argued that the earlier closing hours would be healthier or more "sana". In questions of time or scheduling, a schedule is an "horario". Therefore, when you put the two together to come up with "healthier schedule" you get "sana" + "horario" - which just sort of morphed into the slang term - "zanahoria". And, it's a great trivial question because most Panamanians know how to use the term and they know what it means, but they don't know why or where it came from. And besides, why stay out all night getting drunk when you could be at home, playing with carrots and improving your eyesight... (grin)
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