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Marambaia. It’s Portuguese, specifically Brazilian slang, for a sailor who cares little for the sea. Or for a sailor who is your boyfriend, possibly other girls’ boyfriend too, in any case definitely not taking you aboard his ship. You see him only on land; and maybe that’s where he should stay. I heard the word in a song recently, and was a little dismayed it was new to me. I should have known it already. This sort of stuff is in my line.
(Speaking of lines: I think most subscribers here have one, and it’s the right one for them. They are good fits. With a certain exception. I have no way of knowing for sure, of course, but I think Ricochet doctors doctor; and the nurses nurse; and the police police; the professors profess, the writers write; and the EMTs…emerge, swiftly and with good and welcome effect. And the engineers are the kings of engines and the librarians are the queens of libraries! But Ricochet lawyers…I have my doubts. Not about all of ’em. But some of ’em. Some of ’em, I sense, really lean on their secretarial staff. For everything.)