Fake Etymologies

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te‧qui‧la, n. /ˌtəˈkiː.lə/

From the Spanish phrase te quilo, meaning “I puncture you.” (Quilar being “to puncture,” and the root of the word “quill.”) Either so named because of the spiky leaves of the blue agave plant, or for the aftereffects of tequila consumption.