Spanish slang. "Puta" means roughly "fuck" or "bitch," and "madre" means "mother." The two words toghether become a common expletive meaning "holy shit" or "mother fucker."
In the north of Spain, if the article "la" (meaning "the") is added to the beginning of the phrase ("la puta madre"), it becomes a high compliment meaning that something is the coolest of its kind (similar to calling it the bomb
, or the shit
Profesor: Clase, tengo una sorpresa para ustedes. ¡Hay un examen hoy!
(Teacher: Class, I have a surprise for you. There is a test today!)
Estudiante: Ese puta madre. ¡No estudié!
(Student: That mother fucker. I didn't study!)
Profesor: Clase, tengo una sorpresa para ustedes. ¡No más exámenes, jamás!
(Teacher: Class, I have a surprise for you. No more exams, ever!)
Estudiante: ¡Ah! ¡Profesor, eres la puta madre!
(Student: Wow! Teacher, you're the coolest ever!)
1. A statement of victory.
2. A variable unit of time, roughly equivalent the period between when the flush handle of a toilet is pressed, and the water in the bowl is once again still.
1. I just scored free concert tickets! Haschmow!
2. I'll be back faster than haschmow.