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Autor:  Dale
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  01/FEV/2005 5:13 PM
Assunto:  Re: Baloney
 
Mensagem:  "Baloney" is a corruption of Blarney. In Scotland at Blarney Castle, there is a stone on a high wall. It's difficult but possible to touch the stone. Those who kiss the stone are said to receive from the mystic stone the gift of gab, to be full of blarney. When someone if full of blarney (or baloney), he is charmer, a flatterer, and possibly speaks about subjects about which he has no knowledge whatsoever. If someone gives us bad information or advice, he is full of blarney/baloney. Most politicians are full of blarney, baloney, and often something else. If he tells a girl she is pretty when she is not, he is full of blarney/baloney. The wise boyfriend, husband, and son-in-law is full of blarney/baloney. If a friend tells us a lie or states an exageration, we say "Baloney!" Oddly, we never say "Blarney!" And that's no baloney...


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Baloney  –  mano  01/FEV/2005, 3:31 PM
Re: Baloney  –  Johannes  01/FEV/2005, 4:54 PM
 Re: Baloney  –  Dale  01/FEV/2005, 5:13 PM
Re: Baloney  –  Johannes  01/FEV/2005, 5:58 PM
Re: Baloney  –  Dale  01/FEV/2005, 7:41 PM
Re: Baloney  –  André Oliveira  02/FEV/2005, 9:13 AM
Re: Baloney/Conversa  –  Johannes  02/FEV/2005, 9:29 AM
Re: Baloney/Conversa  –  André Oliveira  02/FEV/2005, 9:52 AM
Re:Andre/ Baloney/Conversa  –  Dale  02/FEV/2005, 1:41 PM
Re:Andre/ Baloney/Conversa  –  André Oliveira  02/FEV/2005, 5:48 PM
Re:Andre/ Baloney/Conversa  –  Johannes  02/FEV/2005, 5:55 PM
Re:Andre/ Baloney/Conversa  –  André Oliveira  02/FEV/2005, 6:06 PM
Re:Andre/ Baloney/Conversa  –  Dale  02/FEV/2005, 7:45 PM
To:Andre  –  Johannes  03/FEV/2005, 9:10 AM
Re:Andre/ Baloney/Conversa  –  André Oliveira  03/FEV/2005, 10:31 AM
Re:Andre/ Baloney/Conversa  –  Brazilian  03/FEV/2005, 7:41 AM
Re:Andre/ Baloney/Conversa  –  André Oliveira  03/FEV/2005, 10:35 AM
Re: Baloney/Conversa  –  Rodolfo  02/FEV/2005, 9:54 AM
Re: Baloney  –  ana maria  04/FEV/2005, 6:28 PM
Re: Blarney-Ireland  –  Johannes  05/FEV/2005, 9:32 AM

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