I know someone from Spain who was talking about ways to prepare octopus (pulpo). Another person from South Africa made the comment that pulpo (or something sounding very similar) was a dirty word in Afrikaans, but didn’t elaborate. Any ideas???
I have a few South African friends, and I’m pretty sure that ‘pus’ is the Afrikaans word for ‘cunt’, and that it’s considered just as offensive if not moreso than its English equivalent.
It sounds close to the word for asshole, poephol.