Singular = peculiar, parte de atrás (?) = back side

Don Colin continues his investigation of Spanish idiomcy and gents’ toilets. Although I have sung with one – flight is complicated for drunken guitarrists in mock-Renaissance robes – I don’t know what “poner una tuna” means. Various types of expert help required. (I get no ghits for “ruiero de combarro.”)

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  1. The twist is similar to "conducir un amoto", which means we're actually dealing with the phrase "poner un atún".

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