is a language game
using the Spanish language
played in Argentina
. It is similar to Pig Latin
To speak Geringoso, you take each syllable of a word and break it up. Then you add the letter P and the vowel in the preceding syllable.
- Perro (dog) -> Pe-Rro -> PepeRropo
- Gato (cat) -> Ga-To -> Gapatopo
Geringoso is commonly used as a "secret" language by schoolchildren, at least until they realize that their parents went to school once too.
In another Spanish-speaking countries, similar games prepend the same syllable , ti, for instance, giving tipetirro and tigatito for the above examples.
''See also: Pig Latin, Language game, Variety (linguistics