‘Cala Boca Galvao’ is a Portuguese phrase that has been on Twitter’s Top Ten Trending Topics the last three days. Why is it so popular? What’s the meaning of it? Some say it’s the latest videoclip of Lady Gaga. Others say it’s a campaign to save a rare bird species in Brazil. To many Brazilians who use Twitter, it became a joke, a play of words so to speak.
Galvao Bueno is a well known sports commentator in Brazil. The joke started at the opening ceremony of the World Cup when Galvao Bueno would not stop talking during the live transmission. Brazilians started tweeting ‘Cala Boca, Galvao’ which means ‘shut your mouth, Galvao.’
In reality ‘Cala Boca Galvao’ is really about this…
So, every time you tweet ‘Cala Boca Galvao’, 10 cents is donated to the Galvao Foundation to save the Galvao birds. Help spread the word around.
It’s not known at the moment if the ‘Cala Boca Galvao’ birds are causing Twitter’s Fail Whale to come out this morning as well as the last several days.