The comedian Alex O’Dogherty has made its appearance in Tenerife this year, participating in the musical ‘The Hole’ and presenting his own show titled ‘Imbécil’. As is characteristic of his style, his performances involve a large dose of interaction with the audience. Recently, the comedian shared a peculiar incident that occurred during one of his shows, which generated a considerable amount of reactions.
He meeting between diverse cultures when individuals from other regions of Spain arrive in the Canary Islands It is usually natural. The linguistic particularities and customs of the Islands often seem strange to those who come from outside, and vice versa.
However, on this occasion, the situation took on a nuance between surreal and comic. It turns out that O’Dogherty was surprised to hear some Canary words that were apparently totally new to him.
A standout moment occurred during one of his performances at Cross port, which he shared on his social media profiles. During the show, she asked the audience for Canarian words and the anecdote revolved around the word “cachanchán.”
According to Basic Dictionary of Canarisms“cachanchán” has three meanings:
A person who is inexperienced and often incompetent at his job.
Informal person or person who tends to scam.
Expression used to refer to an elderly and fragile person.
Since it was the first time O’Dogherty had heard this word, it was not surprising that he couldn’t pronounce it right away. After achieving this, he released the humorous phrase of the moment: “Cachanchán, can you assure me that this is not Chinese?”
When he asked for a definition, someone in the audience responded with an amused “it kind of has no basis.” Laughing, they suggested the best way to use the word in a sentence: “strong cachanchán.”
With a smile, O’Dogherty repeated: “Strong cachanchán, strong cachanchán. Shit, right?”
Without a doubt, the Alex O’Dogherty show in Puerto de la Cruz offered a good dose of laughter and entertainment for all those present.