My blog today is about the term "Saving Face."
If you look the term up, you will see its classical definition as: "Preserving ones honor or prestige."
In Miami, here are a couple different definitions: "Preserving ones face from being eaten by another person. To wit: "saving face."
"Eating some face now, saving some for later." to wit "saving face."
In Miami these are actual working definitions.
In 2012, near downtown Miami, a man named Ronald Poppo was attacked by a crazed maniac who chewed off 75 percent of his face. He just held Mr. Poppo down and started eating. When police confronted the perpetrator he looked up, grinned, with a couple pieces of flesh hanging from his mouth, and went back to his endeavors.
It took a couple bullets to stop him. Mr. Poppo, who lost 75 percent of his face, but who was lucky to be alive, was not very good at "saving face." In Miami, "saving face" can mean the difference between life and death.
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