'Cause sometimes he gets a bug up his bonnet.

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by c men, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. c men Member

    méxico
    Español - México
    Hello to everyone I´d like to receive some help in the translation of the sentence showed above.

    A little context is that a mother tells to another mother: "Don´t let your kid go out", and the other responds: "Of course not", then "'Cause sometimes he gets
    a bug up his bonnet".

    Thanks in advance, this time I don´t have a clue of the meaning of this !!
     
  2. colombo-aussie

    colombo-aussie Senior Member

    Australia
    Spanish - Colombian
    Por su puesto que no, aunque algunas veces él se enoja.
     
  3. c men Member

    méxico
    Español - México
    Thanks for your help Colombo, so fast haha, is this an innocent way to say that someone gets pissed off ??
     
  4. colombo-aussie

    colombo-aussie Senior Member

    Australia
    Spanish - Colombian
    Yes, it means to be angry about something.
     
  5. c men Member

    méxico
    Español - México
    Ok thanks again and good evening in Australia !!!
     
  6. aztlaniano

    aztlaniano Senior Member

    Lavapiestán, Madrid
    English (Aztlán, US sector)
    "Se obsesiona por algo", diría yo.
    Es una mezcla de dos frases hechas que quieren decir casi lo mismo:
    To get a bee in one's bonnet.
    To get a bug up one's ass/arse.
    A lo mejor se obsesiona por algo que le molesta mucho, sobre todo con la segunda frase, con "bug".
    Con "bee in one's bonnet" podría ser una idea cualquiera, pero que acapara el pensamiento del afectado.
     
  7. c men Member

    méxico
    Español - México
    Muy buena respuesta aztlaniano y gracias !!!
     
  8. Lis48

    Lis48 Senior Member

    York, England
    English - British
    Perhaps you should mention that it´s from True Blood, the comedy series about vampires.
    It´s meant to be a funny pun. Bugs that suck blood...etc.
     
  9. c men Member

    méxico
    Español - México
    Yeahh I forgot to mention that, thanks !!!
     

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