The choice of the name of the mascot of the World Cup in Brazil, the three-banded armadillo Fuleco was well commented and that is a fact. But after the German newspaper “Die Welt” published that one of the synonyms of the character would be “anus”, brazilian media started posting that that was a mistake as if there was never such an association.
The information was published last weekend and has been passed by other media outlets, which also reported the unusual fact. The Germans took into account the definition of an informal dictionary published in social networks. According to FIFA, Fuleco is the junction of the words football and ecology, fundamental concepts of the World Cup in Brazil, according to the organization itself.
But the truth is that yes, Fuleco can mean anus. Fuleco is a kind way of mentioning your back oriffice if you don’t want to use other more direct words. A lot of people in Brazil uses it and if they don’t use it, if they heard it they would understand.
Globo Esporte published that that was a mistake and that that word does not have than connotation in Brazil. They seem completely wrong or are trying to hide information.