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Autor:  dale-cr
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Data:  20/OUT/2009 10:37 PM
Assunto:  confusion?
 
Mensagem: 

"Confusion"?  Fran, esta falando portugues?  Quer dizer "problem", ne?

 

I heard recently that "Outdoor" is a brand name.  That would explain why it is heard in Brazil to mean billboard.  It´s like saying ¨Coke¨ instead of ¨soft drink".  I cannot think of the writer´s name, but the author of "Como Nao Aprender Ingles" has some great examples in his books of English words that mean one thing in Brazil and something quite different to a native speaker of English.  I remember my surprise at the number of definitions for "box" in Portuguese.  Some include motorcycle sidecar, shower stall, parking space, etc.

 

Michaels?  Was that the writer´s name?  I exchanged several letters with him around 2002-2003.  One night in Chapeco, I was mistaken for him when I visited an English class at the local university.  I told him about it, and he said that surely I was a most handsome fellow.  hahaha 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
pessoa caseira  –  Jo  18/OUT/2009, 3:35 PM
pessoa caseira  –  PPAULO  18/OUT/2009, 4:39 PM
pessoa caseira  –  PPAULO  18/OUT/2009, 5:12 PM
pessoa caseira  –  dale=cr  18/OUT/2009, 9:07 PM
pessoa caseira  –  PPAULO  18/OUT/2009, 10:45 PM
pessoa caseira  –  Fran  19/OUT/2009, 7:16 AM
pessoa caseira  –  Lucas  19/OUT/2009, 11:38 AM
pessoa caseira  –  dale-cr  19/OUT/2009, 7:37 PM
pessoa caseira  –  Fran  20/OUT/2009, 1:48 PM
pessoa caseira  –  pat  20/OUT/2009, 2:57 PM
pessoa caseira  –  Fran  20/OUT/2009, 4:10 PM
indoorsy in the NYT --- pessoa caseira  –  Fran  20/OUT/2009, 4:19 PM
indoorsy in the NYT --- pessoa caseira  –  dale=cr  20/OUT/2009, 7:08 PM
indoorsy in the NYT --- pessoa caseira  –  Fran  20/OUT/2009, 7:54 PM
indoorsy in the NYT --- pessoa caseira  –  pat  20/OUT/2009, 8:43 PM
indoorsy in the NYT --- pessoa caseira  –  Fran  20/OUT/2009, 9:36 PM
 confusion?  –  dale-cr  20/OUT/2009, 10:37 PM
confusion?  –  pat  21/OUT/2009, 9:38 AM
confusion?  –  Fran  21/OUT/2009, 2:07 PM

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