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Autor:  Tom
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  30/DEZ/2004 7:55 PM
Assunto:  Re: andarilho
Mensagem:  Johannes is right. You're a runaway until you reach the legal age of being an adult. Then you "were a runaway" as a child or teenager. You can look on the internet for statistics on homeless people. Many of the homeless here have mental problems. They just don't conform to a normal life. Some have tents and wander from city to city. These are not globetrotters. Globetrotters usually work as they go (merchant marine, bartenders, hotel staff, etc). It's like in the old days when we had "bums" and "hobos" wandering around. A bum didn't want to work and would steal to get food or clothing; a hobo traveled on the trains and would work on farms, cut wood, anything to make some money to live on. It's still an insult to call someone a bum. The only time you hear someone called a hobo anymore is around Halloween or at a costume party when people dress as hobos. Hobos were also called drifters. They drifted with the wind.

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andarilho  –  Paulo  30/DEZ/2004, 11:38 AM
Re: andarilho  –  Dale  30/DEZ/2004, 11:59 AM
Re: andarilho  –  Paulo  30/DEZ/2004, 12:11 PM
Re: andarilho  –  Tom  30/DEZ/2004, 1:47 PM
Re: andarilho  –  Paulo  30/DEZ/2004, 4:37 PM
Re: andarilho  –  Johannes  30/DEZ/2004, 6:18 PM
 Re: andarilho  –  Tom  30/DEZ/2004, 7:55 PM

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