LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||26/AGO/2010 9:24 AM|
|Assunto:||to Dale - Pra boi dormir|
Juju, a "tall tale" is often about a legend, often told to children. I don't remember the name of the story, but there is a Brazilian story about a one-legged boy who smokes a pipe and lives in the forest. I think his image is used by a soccer club.
And a "tall tale" can be lie that is childish and absurd, often offered as an explanation for why some did (or did not) do something. "My girlfriend said I did not see her at the beach with another guy. It was her identical twin sister from Australia who had borrowed my girlfriend's car. She has already left for Perth, so I won't be able to meet her."
The USA has some great "tall tales". "Pecos Bill", for example, is a cowboy who rides tornadoes instead of horses. Disney has made cartoons about him, and Pecos Bill has a very funny song about his exploits. "Paul Bunyon" is a giant lumberjack with a huge ox for a pet. You can imagine how much they eat and how difficult it is to cook for them.
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