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Boquete is the most common Brazilian Portuguese word for a blowjob.

People realized that the English words "ball cat" sound like it. This joke became so common that eventually they were translated back into Portuguese, and bolagato (bola - ball, gato - cat) became a common code word for a blowjob.

This whole process is so specific that I don't think there's a name for it, but are there similar examples in other languages?

native word -> literal translation of foreign words that sound like it

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  • There is something called ‘homofonia’ you might wanna look into. So I guess it’s just the translation of homophones, doubt there’s a specific term for that. Saúde. – user22430 Apr 29 '20 at 13:36

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