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Tarzan of the Flowerpot

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If you want to describe people who have an overly high opinion of themselves, here’s some handy Spanish slang: In Argentina, you might describe such a person as Tarzán de maceta, or “Tarzan of the flowerpot.” You might also call them a Yeti de freezer, or “Yeti of the freezer.” Another equivalent translates as “Aquaman of the toilet.” Adam Sharp, who collects such linguistic gems, is the author of quirky books about words and trivia, including The Correct Order of Biscuits (Bookshop|Amazon) and Euphemisms That Get on My You-Know-Whats. (Bookshop|Amazon). This is part of a complete episode.

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