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    What does "Go Toros" mean?

    I am a junior high school student from Osaka, Japan.

    When I watch a TV drama, I came across "Go Toros".
    I think it is a kind of greeting, but I don't know what it means.

    No dictionaries have given me the answer.

    When do you say "Go Toros"?

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    Re: What does "Go Toros" mean?

    Were you by any chance watching the film Bring It On? In that movie the main characters were cheerleaders for Rancho Carne High School, and the name of the school football team was the Toros. There were several instances in the film where "Go Toros!" was chanted - in this case, it was a cheer - an encouragement shouted by the spectators to the football team to inspire them to win.

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    Re: What does "Go Toros" mean?

    Ouisch's answer reminds us of how important context and background are when posting a question. It is probable that only someone who had actually remembered seeing the film could answer that one. If the name of the film had been give in the question, others might have been able to track it down.

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    Re: What does "Go Toros" mean?

    "Toro" is Spanish for "bull" (the aggressive male cattle).

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    Smile Re: What does "Go Toros" mean?

    I am sorry!
    I should have given more information like fivejedjon said.

    The TV drama I watched is "The Mentalist 2".
    In the episode, people say "Go Toros" instead of "Goodbye" or something.

    I don't know the film "Bring It On" referred to in Ouisch's answer....
    But, you gave a new light to me!
    The episode is set in a school called Rancho Rosa High School and
    one of the characters is a retired football player!

    Maybe the people in the episode are showing their respect for the local football team by saying "Go Toros".

    I also learned Spanish words like 'toros' are used in English.

    Thank you very much for your kind help, teachers!

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    Re: What does "Go Toros" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by shuei View Post
    The TV drama I watched is "The Mentalist 2".
    In the episode, people say "Go Toros" instead of "Goodbye" or something.

    I don't know the film "Bring It On" referred to in Ouisch's answer....
    But, you gave a new light to me!
    The episode is set in a school called Rancho Rosa High School and
    one of the characters is a retired football player!

    Maybe the people in the episode are showing their respect for the local football team by saying "Go Toros".

    I also learned Spanish words like 'toros' are used in English.
    Partial dialogue for this episode of 'The Mentalist' can be found at: The Mentalist (2008)

    Ouisch's reply was right on the mark! 'Toros' is the mascot of the high school and the comment 'Go,Toros!' could be used in a cheer for one of the school's athletic teams.

    Please note the comma between the words 'Go' and 'Toros'. The comma is needed because the speaker is directing his comment to a specific proper noun. (As in 'Go, John!' or 'Go, Rancho Rosa Toros!')

    However, in this particular instance, I think the character's dialogue is designed to show that he is attempting to be hip/cool/aware of the school's mascot. He is trying to impress his audience with his knowledge of the school. He is definitely not viewing an athletic contest!

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    Smile Re: What does "Go Toros" mean?

    Thank you very much for your perfect answer to "Go, Toros", Amigos4!

    "He is trying to impress his audience with his knowledge of the school. "
    Yes, yes, yes!

    Everything is clear now and I can enjoy the TV drama thanks to all of you.

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