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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  06/JUN/2011 2:48 PM
Assunto:  saudade - II
 
Mensagem:  MERRIAM-WEBSTER UNABRIDGED

circular
an announcement, advertisement, or directive typically  in the form of a
printed leaflet intended to be sent to many persons or  otherwise distributed
widely  <the first government circular relative to the medical examination of
aviators -- H.G.Armstrong>  <a circular to be sent to the police of the areas in
which the twenty-nine men lived -- F.W.Crofts>

circulator
a obsolete : MOUNTEBANK, QUACK b : GOSSIP, SCANDALMONGER c : a machine for circulating fluids or heating by convection d : a worker in a copper refinery
who maintains circulation in electrolysis tanks and removes copper incrustations

shuttle
a : a going back and forth over a specified route or path at regular intervals; especially : such a plying by any of various vehicles (as planes, automobiles, trains, ships) <in addition to planes that fly direct to Bermuda and return in a shuttle, some flights continue to England -- Skyways> <kept up a round-the-clock shuttle delivering a truckload of coral every 40 seconds -- Time> b : an established or specified route usshuttleed in a shuttle <carted paratroopers across the short shuttle from Denmark to Norway -- Richard Thruelsen & Elliott Arnold> c : a vehicle used in a shuttle <took the shuttle across the city>

In the USA, the noun "circular" does not appear to have anything to do with buses.  If I used the word  circular in the States, the listener would understand a bulletin, flyer, advertisement, etc. of the kind found on windshields, in the mail, etc.   "Circulator" appears to be used in Washginton, DC, to refer to a specific bus system.  It's a catchy term, but it is not a term likely to be known outside that area.  In Los Angeles a similar system is called DASH" (Downtown Area Short Hop).  Angelenos understand what it means, but someone from San Diego or Cleveland would have no idea what we are talking about.  We must always bear in mind that the English of the USA is not always interchangeable with the English of other countries. 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  MariaLuciana  03/JUN/2011, 7:26 AM
Trem.  –  PPAULO  03/JUN/2011, 10:41 AM
Ônibus.  –  PPAULO  03/JUN/2011, 11:32 AM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Breckenfeld  03/JUN/2011, 1:30 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  PPAULO  03/JUN/2011, 10:27 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  PPAULO  03/JUN/2011, 10:30 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Dale-USA  03/JUN/2011, 11:33 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Teacher  05/JUN/2011, 12:54 AM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Dale-USA  05/JUN/2011, 11:18 AM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Fox Fox  05/JUN/2011, 12:35 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Dale-USA  05/JUN/2011, 1:48 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Fox Fox  05/JUN/2011, 3:54 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Teacher  05/JUN/2011, 4:10 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Fox Fox  05/JUN/2011, 6:06 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Dale-USA  05/JUN/2011, 10:29 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Teacher  05/JUN/2011, 10:48 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  PPAULO  05/JUN/2011, 11:13 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Breckenfeld  06/JUN/2011, 1:00 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Dale-USA  06/JUN/2011, 1:11 PM
saudade  –  Fox Fox  06/JUN/2011, 1:41 PM
saudade  –  Teacher  06/JUN/2011, 2:11 PM
 saudade - II  –  Dale-USA  06/JUN/2011, 2:48 PM
saudade  –  Dale-USA  06/JUN/2011, 2:26 PM
saudade  –  Teacher  06/JUN/2011, 4:52 PM
saudade  –  Dale-USA  08/JUN/2011, 3:51 AM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Breckenfeld  06/JUN/2011, 5:32 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Breckenfeld  06/JUN/2011, 5:35 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Fox Fox  06/JUN/2011, 6:08 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  Teacher  06/JUN/2011, 8:12 PM
Ônibus pinga pinga, semi-direto e direto  –  PPAULO  06/JUN/2011, 9:43 PM
Curitiba  –  Dale-USA  06/JUN/2011, 10:19 PM
interchange  –  Fox Fox  07/JUN/2011, 12:10 AM
Curitiba  –  PPAULO  07/JUN/2011, 12:24 AM
No bus terminal  –  Oicram_Oiroso  07/JUN/2011, 7:09 AM
Curitiba  –  Teacher  07/JUN/2011, 8:35 AM

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