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Autor:  Sidney
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Data:  13/ABR/2010 6:44 PM
Assunto:  burning the midnight oil?
 
Mensagem: 

Hi Fran,
 
I don't speak lots of slang myself...neither the bad words. I try to avoid them because one can put the wrong intonation and the meaning of the bad word can become offensive. So I rather say things like "damn it!" or "darn" and other stuff.
 
At work, among some friends, sometimes I say one thing here and there. But those are really Canadian or local.
 
I just think it's funny all the expressions and slangs. Just for fun... ;) Friends in Brazil ask me about the slangs but they don’t understand. That’s why I asked.
 
Thanks Fran, 

Sid.

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
burning the midnight oil?   –  Sidney  13/ABR/2010, 3:54 PM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Fran  13/ABR/2010, 6:32 PM
 burning the midnight oil?   –  Sidney  13/ABR/2010, 6:44 PM
burning the midnight oil?   –  PPAULO  14/ABR/2010, 12:43 AM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Dale-CR  14/ABR/2010, 12:54 AM
burning the midnight oil?   –  PPAULO  14/ABR/2010, 1:17 AM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Tiago T.  14/ABR/2010, 1:27 AM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Sidney  14/ABR/2010, 9:01 AM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Dale-CR  14/ABR/2010, 11:41 AM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Fran  14/ABR/2010, 12:58 PM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Dale-CR  14/ABR/2010, 1:15 PM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Fran  14/ABR/2010, 1:25 PM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Dale-CR  14/ABR/2010, 3:28 PM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Fran  14/ABR/2010, 8:56 PM

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