When we spent a year in South America with our two young daughters, we
quickly learned how important the accented letter is in Spanish. While Mamá
is the word for mother, mama (without the accent) is the word for breast.
Papá can be translated as 'dad', but la papa is a potato and el papa
is the Pope.
So, for the first week of our adventure, I was a boob and my husband was the Pope.
-- Jacqueline M., Colorado USA
Perhaps this is the true origin behind the macho society so prevalent in Latin cultures...! UYB