Posted in Portuguese

Return of the Mackerel

A Portuguese friend left a comment on one of my Instagram posts today where I was bragging about my skills in (a) pumpkin husbandry and (b) soup wrangling.

“Armado em carapau de corrida!”

Which is like um… Armoured in racing mackerel. Or something.

This took a bit of deciphering but basically I think she thought I was showing off and pretending to be an expert. Fair enough. It seems to be a common expression but I’d never heard it before. There’s an explanation here.

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Just a data nerd

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