LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||04/SET/2012 12:19 AM|
|Assunto:||Programa de índio|
We have our share of NPC (not poltically correct) expressions in English too.
An Indian giver, for example, is someone who gives you a present and later asks you to return it.
Some say that "to gyp" (to cheat, swindle) from from the word gypsy.
A Chinaman's chance is no chance at all. (He has a Chinaman's chance of surviving the desert without water.) Chinaman is considered an insulting way to say Chinese.
To take French leave is to desert the military.
And there are others...
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