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Autor:  Joe
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Data:  19/DEZ/2009 7:38 PM
Assunto:  Lúdico
 
Mensagem: 
The other day I saw Sarah Jessica Parker on TV while she was being interviewed by Letterman - she seemed prone to using "big" [ Latin based ] words.

Dave Letterman looked flabbergasted when she used the word "gobsmacked". I bet Google had millions of hits that night for the word "gobsmacked".

Portuguese and Spanish native speakers have a strong tendency to use English words which have a Latin root.  Such words should be avoided in everyday communication with native speakers of English.
 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Lúdico  –  Josi  17/DEZ/2009, 2:04 PM
Lúdico  –  Breckenfeld  17/DEZ/2009, 9:27 PM
Lúdico  –  Josi  17/DEZ/2009, 11:44 PM
Lúdico  –  pat  18/DEZ/2009, 3:59 PM
 Lúdico  –  Joe  19/DEZ/2009, 7:38 PM
Lúdico  –  pat  19/DEZ/2009, 8:33 PM
Lúdico  –  Joe  19/DEZ/2009, 11:45 PM
Lúdico  –  Breno N.  20/DEZ/2009, 1:14 AM
Lúdico  –  pat  20/DEZ/2009, 8:31 PM

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