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Autor:  Dale
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Data:  09/FEV/2005 2:37 AM
Assunto:  Re: What does this word mean?
 
Mensagem:  Lampeao = Big Lamp I assume that you know that "O Lampeao" was a controversal figure in Brazilian history not unlike Mexico's Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa. He was a bandit to some, but he was a saviour to others. While he and woman, "Maria Bonita" (Pretty Maria) were riding around the Northeast helping themselves to the property of the rich and dispensing justice from the muzzle of their guns, in the USA we also had a couple committing crimes: Bonnie and Clyde. About 20 years ago I met a lady from the state of Alagoas who had lived on an isolated ranch as a little girl. One night when she heard someone say "Here comes O Lampeao", she was so frightened that she ran, crashing into a table and badly cutting her lower lip. About 50 years later, the scar was still visible. Did he come to the ranch that night? No, it was just a misunderstanding. The speaker had meant "Here comes the big lamp!" They were on a ranch without electricity, you see.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
What does this word mean?  –  Lindi McDonald  09/FEV/2005, 1:25 AM
 Re: What does this word mean?  –  Dale  09/FEV/2005, 2:37 AM
Re: What does this word mean?  –  André Oliveira  09/FEV/2005, 8:58 AM
Re: What does this word mean?  –  Tom  09/FEV/2005, 9:34 AM
Re: What does this word mean?  –  Lindi McDonald  09/FEV/2005, 10:46 AM

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