By now I assume everyone has heard about the black female doctor who was on a flight and was not believed when she presented herself as a doctor to the flight attendants. It reminds me of the sociologist Janet Lever, who wanted to learn about Brazilian soccer at a time when no Americans knew anything about it. She traveled to Brazil and tried to interview players and coaches, but got rebuffed. Finally, she made a calling card for herself, listing herself as Dr. Janet Lever. Unfortunately, she is female and only five feet tall, so the first time she handed her card to a receptionist, she heard the receptionist say, “There’s a doutorinha here to see you.” Unfortunately, you have to know Portuguese to understand how silly this was, but doutorinha means “little female doctor.” As far as I can tell, the receptionist invented that word on the spot. She took the Portuguese word for doctor, doutor, and added a common suffix meaning little and female.