desenrascanco

Desenrascanço

My new tumblr name (electriccereal was created with a random word generator), is desenrascancador. Technically the second ‘c’ should have a little beard, but those aren’t allowed in URLs.

It literally means “one who disentangles.” Someone who can come up with wildly inventive answers with seeming ease, who can deliver solutions simple enough to follow, compliments smooth enough to beguile, and insults just weighty enough to sting. The Portuguese consider this a national virtue.

The other two contenders were “saudade” (Portuguese) and “sehnsucht” (German) which are similar and untranslatable and worth striving to be.

Cheers!