What is a Perica?

What is a Perica?

Perica (Serbian: Перица, Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [peˈritsa]) is a Croat and Serb given name, used mostly for men but also for women. In Croatian and Serbian popular culture Perica often portrays a stereotype of an innocent or mischievous young boy with a very straightforward way of thinking.

What is Pedrico?

Pedrico A fisherman in the village who looks after Santiago’s skiff and gear and receives the marlin’s head to use in fish traps. Tourists A man and woman at the Terrace who see the marlin’s skeleton and, misunderstanding a waiter’s explanation of what happened, think the skeleton is that of a shark.

What is a Basehead slang?

“Basehead” is street slang for a person who smokes freebase crack cocaine. ” Freebase” refers to the smokable form of cocaine, which comes in the form of crack cocaine, a hard, rock-like substance.

What is a spanner used for?

The spanner is a hand-held tool used to provide grip and tighten or loosen fasteners. It gives a mechanical advantage in applying torque to turn objects. The tool is used in turning rotary fasteners like nuts and bolts.

Who is Manolin?

Manolin. A boy presumably in his adolescence, Manolin is Santiago’s apprentice and devoted attendant. The old man first took him out on a boat when he was merely five years old. Manolin, however, still cares deeply for the old man, to whom he continues to look as a mentor.

What is base slang for?

Based is a slang term that originally meant to be addicted to crack cocaine (or acting like you were), but was reclaimed by rapper Lil B for being yourself and not caring what others think of you—to carry yourself with swagger.

What is a Shermhead?

Noun. sherm-head (plural sherm-heads) (slang, derogatory) Someone who smokes cigarettes dipped in formaldehyde, which can damage his or her brain.

Who use a spanner?

What can you tell about the boy’s parents from his conversation with the old man?

What can you tell about the boy’s parents from his conversation with the old man? Doesn’t have faith. The old man taught him how to fish. Although the young fishermen make fun of Santiago, he is not angry with them.

What did Santiago want to prove?

Santiago wants to prove to the marlin that he is worthy of catching and killing such a great fish (just as he wants to prove it to himself and others.)