A history of Lisbon lies in its words
I recently discovered, via a Portuguese friend of mine, that the slang name for a resident of Lisbon is 'little lettuce'. The name comes from a previous time in Lisbon's history, when it was said to produce the nations best specimens of our round green friend. Next time you're in town, try shouting 'yo, alfacinha!' at a group of people and see what happens.