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17 January 2018 17:11 (South Africa)

The latest Twitter trend: Cala Boca Galvão

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

On Monday the phrase "Cala Boca Galvão" was the number one trend on Twitter, much to the bewilderment of English Tweeters. Portuguese speakers explained that it meant "Save the Galvão bird", but they were having a bit of a laugh. Actually it means "Shut up Galvão" - Galvão being a Brazilian soccer commentator who fans love to hate. Read more: The Lede blog at the New York Times

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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