As we’ve mentioned in other articles about the evolution of the Portuguese language, the Brazilian way of speaking is pretty unique. Take Portuguese, chop it up with some indigenous and African roots, and you get unique Brazilian expressions like these:
“Enfiar o pé na jaca”
(To stick your foot in the jackfruit)
To commit excesses
Back in the 17th century, Brazilian cowboys used to get drunk and kick their saddle packs – called jacá, almost like the jackfruit (Jaca in Portuguese) – to the ground trying to get on their mounts. Today, whether...