A Gay Dictionary

This week Brazil welcomes its first dictionary entirely devoted to what I like to call Portugays. Created and edited by Vitor Ângelo and Fred Lib, it is entitled "Aurélia, a Dicionária da Língua Afiada," making fun of Brazil's most notorious dictionary. It features 1,300 terms associated with gay culture all across the country, and it is available online at Editora do Bispo and Livraria Cultura for R$24.

Warning: I don't really recommend it to tourists trying to fit in because I don't think any of you want to cruise at a bar in Brazil talking like a drag queen. Browsing through it though would probably be a lot of fun even if you happen to be straight.


This book shall come in handy when viewing Brazilian porn :) I was with a client who kept asking me what certain words meant in the film " MOcha carioca" I was at a loss, so, I looked up the terms in the dictionary, and, the answers were found. Also, the book is very entertaining.

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