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Subject: Re: Tortilla as a female name
Author: Melanie   (guest, 72.26.141.235)
Date: April 3, 2007 at 8:19:11 PM
Reply to: Re: Tortilla as a female name by Array
I got to thinking of the etymology of the word, and found this on yourdictionary.com:

"American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish torta, cake, from Late Latin, a kind of bread."

Perhaps in its original context, the girl was being called something that seemed to a native speaker like "cupcake"?

Just speculating.

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