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What does the comment "Lapa!" mean?

  1. nick071438 profile image51
    nick071438posted 6 years ago

    In my hub "The bad effect of kaingin farming ..." , a certain Justin Morada has posted a comment "Lapa!"  What does he/she mean by this?  I've deferred approving or denying it.  Thank you.

    1. WriteAngled profile image91
      WriteAngledposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      In Spanish, it is an insult. The word means "limpet", but it is used to tell someone they are clinging on like a leech, that they are being boring.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Best I was able to come up with was a neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro. smile

  2. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
    LuisEGonzalezposted 6 years ago

    There is no word in the English language for the Spanish word "lapa" but as WA said it is most often used to describe someone who acts or behaves like a leech.

    It would also be dependent what region of the world the commenter is from. There are quite a few number of variations in the use of the Spanish language, for example in some parts of SA lapa refers to a parrot like bird.