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Autor:  Sidney
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  14/OUT/2011 10:08 PM
Assunto:  falar mal
 
Mensagem: 

hahahaha that's so funny a friend of mine once was telling me about his wife and he said "she's a lot work" in my portuguese mind at first that didn't make sense at all. Over the year I got what he was trying to say..."high maintenance"....LOL

 

I had to look up for "brickbat" though....LOL

 

 American Heritage Dictionary    

•  brickbat 

brick·bat (brĭkbăt)
n.
 A piece, especially of brick, used as a weapon or missile.
 An unfavorable remark; a criticism.

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[brick + bat1 piece of brick.]
Word History: The earliest sense of brickbat, first recorded in 1563, was “a piece of brick.” Such pieces of brick have not infrequently been thrown at others in the hope of injuring them; hence, the figurative brickbats (first recorded in 1929) that critics hurl at performances they dislike. The appearance of bat as the second part of this compound is explained by the fact that the word bat, “war club, cudgel,” developed in Middle English the sense “chunk, clod, wad,” and in the 16th century came to be used specifically for a piece of brick that was unbroken on one end.  Merriam-Webster Collegiate® Dictionary    

•  brick·bat 

Pronunciation:     'brik-ˌbat
Function:           noun
Etymology:          brick + 1bat (lump, fragment)
Date:               1579

1 : a fragment of a hard material (as a brick) especially : one used as a missile
2 : an uncomplimentary remark

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falar mal  –  Charlotte  14/OUT/2011, 11:22 AM
falar mal  –  Dale-USA  14/OUT/2011, 1:30 PM
falar mal  –  eddie  14/OUT/2011, 2:30 PM
falar mal  –  Dale-USA  14/OUT/2011, 3:18 PM
falar mal  –  eddie  14/OUT/2011, 6:51 PM
falar mal  –  Dale-USA  14/OUT/2011, 8:28 PM
falar mal  –  Sidney  14/OUT/2011, 9:15 PM
falar mal  –  Dale-USA  14/OUT/2011, 9:30 PM
 falar mal  –  Sidney  14/OUT/2011, 10:08 PM

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