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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  27/MAR/2010 10:10 AM
Assunto:  Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)
 
Mensagem: 

     I know, Dale.  I know what are talking about, and how do you feel (and many others).
    Yes, biased views and prejudiced language do save a lot of time, for many.    As for me, saving time is not an issue, I try to see everything around in a unbiased way, destituted of my own predispositions (at least, I try, don´t know if I succeed).
    Imagine, when I went to Rio and lived there for a while, I collected the magazine "Eletrônica Total", let´s say the cover price was 7 Cruzeiros at the time. As soon as I asked the price, the guys at the newstands would prick their ears at once.  And, as on cue of my accent (northeastern one) they would say that it costed 9 or even 14 Cruzeiros, the end result? I never would come back to such newstands.  Tough, I never would argue or make a scene on spot; I simply would nod and never would come back.
Problem is, as if prejudice wasn´t such a bad trait, it came along with actions that would hurt in the pocket.
     Even at the Uni. I have had ‘peer teasing’; but I took it lightly, even mocked of myself and at the end of each term they turned into real friends of mine.

 

 

 

     PP.

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  Jazz  26/MAR/2010, 7:17 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  Dale-CR  26/MAR/2010, 8:00 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  PPAULO  26/MAR/2010, 8:18 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  Dale-CR  26/MAR/2010, 9:55 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  Jazz  26/MAR/2010, 11:40 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  PPAULO  27/MAR/2010, 10:08 AM
 Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  PPAULO  27/MAR/2010, 10:10 AM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  Dale-CR  27/MAR/2010, 1:14 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  pat  27/MAR/2010, 1:30 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  PPAULO  27/MAR/2010, 2:44 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  Dale-CR  28/MAR/2010, 1:43 AM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  PPAULO  28/MAR/2010, 7:27 AM
Use of Gringos coming from The Economist  –  PPAULO  28/MAR/2010, 5:25 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  pat  28/MAR/2010, 7:05 PM
Yank vs. Yankee (To Dale)  –  Dale-CR  28/MAR/2010, 10:45 PM

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