Rodeo It is a term with more than a dozen meanings according to the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ). The first one refers to act of surrounding (put things around others, make something of a turn, move along a more extensive path than the traditional one).
A rodeo, therefore, is that route that involves a detour With respect to journey more direct: “We had to make a detour to get there since the avenue was cut by protesters”, "The storms caused the flooding of several roads and forced motorists to make different detours to arrive at their destination", “Come straight home, bluntly”.
Another of his many meanings refers to site in which the cattle are gathered, either to make the sale of some cattle, to count them, to spend the night there or to rest for a few hours before continuing walking. It is called big cattle to the set formed by the hybrid farm (where we find the donkeys and mules), the knights or mares and the cattle ranch.
The term rodeo is also used symbolically, with reference to indirect way of saying or doing things : "I'm going to talk to you bluntly so you understand how the situation is", “After many detours, the boy finished confessing that had broken the vase ”, "The mayor spent his time in the interview to not answer the most incisive questions".
Talk or run off bluntly is to avoid reaching the true , to tell another person a fact that they probably don't like. Such an attitude can occur in any context, especially when there is much to lose . For example, between two friends, if one of them fears the other's reaction to a secret, or between an employee and his boss, if the first one has made a very serious mistake that could put the company at risk. Although the most correct thing is always to adopt a frontal and sincere posture, these situations usually end in a confession, even if it is not immediately.
On the other hand, the detour in this sense can also consist in telling the truth, although using whatever resources we have to present it from a point of view that suits us . It is a way of telling something indirectly, and it serves in the examples set out in the previous paragraph. In this case, the fear of reaction The interlocutor is less, probably because the potential consequences are not so serious. For example: if someone is afraid to tell someone who borrowed a car that has suffered a crash, they can say "Well…. This… Let's say I parked outside, what is said to be parked, proper, is not… But I've left it where you indicated. That, yes…".
In the Americas, on the other hand, the notion of rodeo is used to name an activity that consists of ride raging horses or bulls and throw ties about animals, among other practices. The concept also names the event and at place in which these activities take place.
The largest rodeo in the planet it is known as Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo . It takes place every year in the American city of Houston , with an average attendance of more than 2 million people on the various days of activities.
The word rodeo also has its meaning within the slang , that is, the jargon used by the ruffians and thieves to communicate with each other, which arises from terms of our language or even foreigners used very differently from that indicated by dictionaries; in this case, it serves to define the meeting or the set of this kind of people.