What is an “animal tico-ism” you might ask? Well, ticos have a way of associating things, with animals. I don’t know why, and my tica friend does not know why either – it just is what it is. It’s their culture.
Here are a few examples for you:
HORSE: While out hiking with my tica friend, we pause to rest in the shade and drink some water. She wipes her brow, sighs and exclaims: “Geez, I’m sweating like a horse!”