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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  24/ABR/2010 9:19 PM
Assunto:  Drives me nuts
 
Mensagem:  PP, it´s true that "mad" can mean "crazy", but only in certain contexts.  I think "gets me mad" would be understood as "makes me angry" by most people.  Compare "I am mad about you (I am crazy about you, I love you very much) and "I am mad at you" (I am angry with you).

We used to be criticized as kids for saying "mad" to mean "crazy", but apparently it comes from a British dialect and was accepted by many in the USA.  By many, not by all.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Drives me nuts  –  student  23/ABR/2010, 6:49 PM
Drives me nuts  –  miltonhw  23/ABR/2010, 7:09 PM
Drives me nuts  –  PPAULO  23/ABR/2010, 10:31 PM
Drives me nuts  –  PPAULO  23/ABR/2010, 10:40 PM
Drives me nuts  –  Dale-CR  23/ABR/2010, 11:38 PM
Drives me nuts  –  Dale-USA  24/ABR/2010, 1:42 PM
 Drives me nuts  –  Dale-USA  24/ABR/2010, 9:19 PM
Drives me nuts  –  Dale-USA  25/ABR/2010, 12:03 PM
Drives me nuts  –  CRS  25/ABR/2010, 2:43 PM
Drives me nuts  –  Dale-USA  25/ABR/2010, 3:21 PM
Drives me nuts  –  PPAULO  25/ABR/2010, 11:03 PM

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