Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What the FlACA?

I found this interesting bit of graffiti in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, while walking with my friend Jesse. She explained that the words "Min novia FlACA Grassa" roughly translates to "My girlfriend, fat skinny lady". Coincidentally, Jesse's documentary films are all about female body image. Too bad the novia to whom this message was written might not catch the somewhat complimentary FlACA part. In fact, maybe this isn't a lowercase L at all, and it really is fiaca, which seems to be slang for laziness or apathy in Argentina. That would be doubly insulting.

1 comment:

RichM said...

I thought fat (as in a person who is overweight) was gorda and that grasa meant greasy? I could be wrong.

Maybe the fiancée is named Flaca Grassa, kind of like the accordion player Flaco Jimenez?