Friday, October 8, 2010

Mr. Books shop is a Sebo!...

As a PS to that last post about my new Brazilian/Italian, restaurant manager of ASK in Tonbridge, chum he paid me a great complement by saying that Mr. Books is a Sebo. No he didn't mean that it looked like a German vacuum cleaner (although Lord knows it could do with a good going over with one!) No, apparently the word is Portuguese, mainly used in Brazil, and means a lovely place to find antique things and especially books. I suppose the nearest thing we might say in English is that it's a fabulous Aladdin's Cave, a treasure trove. Now you can't complain about that description can you!...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

sebo

An exclamation which is to be used when somebody:

1. humiliates him or herself,

or

2. fails to complete a task in a spectacular, yet comical, manner. Derived from an ex-Rangers football (soccer) player, Filip Sebo, who was an utter failure with 'ra Gers in his only season with the team.

Anonymous said...

Spoilsport