How Women Around the World Talk About Their Periods
We have a lot of different ways to talk about menstruation: "I’m on my period," "Code red," "Aunt Flow is in town." Here’s how women in other countries talk about that time of the month.
“Les Anglais ont Débarqué”
Translation: The English have landed (because British soldiers were redcoats… Get it?)
“Eu sou com Chico.”
Translation: I’m with Chico (i.e. socialist Chico Mendes who was assassinated in the 80s).
“Hullum lechman tauti.”
Translation: Mad cow disease