Word of the Week: putzu

putzu: puddle / charco

With how much it’s been raining here, I’ve seen a lot of these recently. A saying in Euskara is putzu txikitik atera ta aundiagoan sartu, which means “to come out of a small puddle and enter a bigger one”. This could have several interpretations. One that comes to my mind is telling a lie to get out of a situation and ending up in an even worse jam. An equivalent in Spanish could be “Salir de Guatemala y entrar en Guatepeor”. (source)