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Ibero-American Summit, 2007: Juan Carlos, Zapatero and Chávez are seated on the right side of the chamber.

{{#invoke:Italic title|main}} ¿Por qué no te callas? (Spanish pronunciation: [poɾˈke no te ˈkaʎas], English: "Why don't you shut up?") was said by King Juan Carlos I of Spain to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, at the 2007 Ibero-American Summit in Santiago, Chile, when Chávez was repeatedly interrupting Prime Minister of Spain José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero's speech. The phrase became an overnight sensation, gaining cult status as a mobile-phone ringtone, and spawning a domain name, a contest, T-shirt sales, a television program, and remix videos.


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Ibero-American Summit, 2007: Juan Carlos, Zapatero and Chávez are seated on the right side of the chamber.

{{#invoke:Italic title|main}} ¿Por qué no te callas? (Spanish pronunciation: [poɾˈke no te ˈkaʎas], English: "Why don't you shut up?") was said by King Juan Carlos I of Spain to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, at the 2007 Ibero-American Summit in Santiago, Chile, when Chávez was repeatedly interrupting Prime Minister of Spain José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero's speech. The phrase became an overnight sensation, gaining cult status as a mobile-phone ringtone, and spawning a domain name, a contest, T-shirt sales, a television program, and remix videos.


¿Por qué no te callas? sections
Intro  Incident  Reaction  Aftermath  Popularity of phrase  Alternative punctuation  See also  References  External links  

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