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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  06/JUN/2010 6:55 PM
Assunto:  Verb Tenses
 
Mensagem:  PPaulo sure has a point:  it is hard to evaluate some sentences without context, and that context is often in previous sentences.

Last night we drove through Morazán Park in Downtown San José.  I saw a couple wearing "wife-beaters".  Can you imagine the misunderstandings this expression would cause if the listener-reader did not know we were talking about clothing?  Context, context, context... 

My son told me that a new name for them is "A-shirt".  I´d never heard that before.  "Muscle shirt" has been around for years.

And speaking of shirts...   Would you care to guess what an "Indian T-shirt" is?  It´s the thin paper placed over a toilet seat for hygenic reasons.  They are common in public toilets in the USA, but I don´t see them here.  The name is clearly derrogatory.  I heard it years ago in Los Angeles, but I have no idea if it is known in other cities.  By Indian, the word refers to the inhabiants of India.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Verb Tenses  –  Lucatan  05/JUN/2010, 12:35 AM
Verb Tenses  –  PPAULO  05/JUN/2010, 3:21 AM
Verb Tenses  –  PPAULO  05/JUN/2010, 3:27 AM
Verb Tenses  –  orlando  05/JUN/2010, 3:18 PM
Verb Tenses  –  Lucatan  06/JUN/2010, 2:39 AM
Verb Tenses  –  PPAULO  06/JUN/2010, 10:57 AM
Verb Tenses  –  PPAULO  06/JUN/2010, 11:03 AM
Verb Tenses  –  Dale-USA  06/JUN/2010, 1:11 PM
Verb Tenses  –  PPAULO  06/JUN/2010, 3:17 PM
Verb Tenses  –  PPAULO  06/JUN/2010, 3:39 PM
Verb Tenses  –  Dale-USA  06/JUN/2010, 4:56 PM
Verb Tenses  –  orlando  06/JUN/2010, 6:41 PM
 Verb Tenses  –  Dale-USA  06/JUN/2010, 6:55 PM
Verb Tenses  –  PPAULO  06/JUN/2010, 11:20 PM

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