Re: Piranha Lore Wanted

W. Falcone (
Fri, 12 May 1995 14:11:15 +0100 (BST)

In article <> (Douglas Ready) writes:

>"Where there are piranhas, the alligator swims on his back"

>I have never actually observed this behavior, but I have been assured that
>if you see alligators swimming on their backs, you should stay out of the
Being Brasilian I can confirm the saying but I've never observed that
behaviour in caymans either. I'll keep watching...

>One more: In some parts of Brasil the term "piranha" is applied to certain
> women of ill repute.
In some places in Brasil I have observed men swim on their backs (or
whatever the dry land equivalent may be...)