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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  04/SET/2012 12:19 AM
Assunto:  Programa de índio
 
Mensagem:  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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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Programa de índio  –  Dale-USA  03/SET/2012, 1:10 PM
Programa de índio  –  PPAULO  03/SET/2012, 3:04 PM
Programa de índio  –  Dale-USA  03/SET/2012, 4:56 PM
Programa de índio   –  miltonhw  03/SET/2012, 7:31 PM
Programa de índio   –  Dale-USA  03/SET/2012, 8:14 PM
Programa de índio   –  miltonhw  03/SET/2012, 8:37 PM
Programa de índio   –  PPAULO  03/SET/2012, 9:30 PM
 Programa de índio   –  Dale-USA  04/SET/2012, 12:19 AM

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