LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||15/FEV/2011 10:14 PM|
bode expiatório = whipping boy = scapegoat
Orignally, a whipping boy was someone who was punished instead of a young prince. For example, if the prince did not pay attention in class, the prince's "whipping boy" would be punished/whipped. Perhaps today a "whipping boy" is a politician who is blamed for everything wrong in a city or state or country.
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