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The latest Twitter trend: Cala Boca Galvão

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

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