This is a more recent piece, written in July 2013.
Tonight our group of Latin American international friends collectively learned that the word chapa:
…in DR means “ass”
…in Nicaragua means “earring”
…in Honduras means “bottle cap”
…in Mexico means “cheekbone”
…and in Bolivia means “making out”.
Ahhh the endlessly fun world of international Spanish! So much potential for dangerous miscommunication and accidental sexual propositions! What other meanings does chapa have in your country?