This is one of my favorite Puerto Rican sayings:
“Yo te conozco, bacalao aunque vengas disfrazao” – Puerto Rican Slang
Translation: I recognize you, cod fish even if you try to disguise yourself.
You may be saying “What the….?” But it actually makes a lot of sense. Cod fish has a strong aroma that even if you tried to disguise it, the smell would come through no matter what. People usually relate to this saying when trying to oust a dishonest person in a silly way.
And here I am in beautiful Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, enjoying a crispy bacalaito (cod fish fritter) from a local food truck.
Happy Wordless Wednesday!
What are some of your favorite cultural sayings?