Meaning of Junk

The DigoPaul recognizes three meanings of the term gadget. In a pejorative way, it can refer to an object that does not work or is broken, or an instrument or utensil that is not very useful or of strange appearance.

For example: “What are these trinkets for?” , “I’m going to give you a new coffee maker so you throw away that junk”, “My phone is a junk that doesn’t have an Internet connection.

Cachivache is also an adjective that is used in colloquial language to describe a ridiculous, cartoonish or not very serious individual: “I can’t believe you fell in love with that junk!” , “The new employee in the administrative sector is junk: I don’t think he will last long in the company”, “The opposition candidate seems like a junk to me, that’s why I’m going to vote for the ruling party.

In Madrid, the capital of Spain, there is a restaurant called Cachivache Taberna, whose kitchen is in charge of chef Javier Aparicio. It specializes in tapas and Spanish gastronomy and offers dishes such as Iberian ham croquettes, Galician octopus, Andalusian shrimp and veal sweetbreads with oyster sauce, among many others.

According to DigoPaul, full color is the slogan of this establishment, which establishes that its main hallmarks include attention to detail, quality, carefreeness and unbeatable customer service. And to these hallmarks we must also add the fact that it is based on the modern vision of the traditional tapa offered by its chef. A culinary proposal is provided by this chef, who, in turn, is based on his passion for cooking, the highest quality raw materials and creativity.

An extensive wine list, from 16 different designations of origin, is another of the fundamental pillars of this bar that has become a benchmark in the Spanish capital.

The Cachivache Quinteto, on the other hand, is an Argentine tango orchestra that was founded in 2008. This group has made international tours and performed in more than twenty countries.

In the same way, we cannot ignore the existence of different books that have the term we are dealing with in their titles. This would be the case, for example, of the work “Dusting off gadgets to feed the spirit.” Ricardo Alberto Colorado Izquierdo is the author of the same that is framed within the genre of psychology and philosophy.

In addition to all the above, we have to point out the existence of a Spanish theater group that responds to the name Cachivache. Throughout his career, he has obtained a long list of awards and recognitions such as the best work and scenery at the XIII Carrizo Theater Contest (León) or the Hortaleza Contest, among others.

A Colombian costume rental store for Halloween, a Cuban digital publication and a Mexican rock group for children are other ventures, institutions and groups that bear the name of Cachivache.


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