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Autor:  Dale
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  16/FEV/2005 2:20 AM
Assunto:  Re: City/Town
 
Mensagem:  The difference between "city" and "town" are not unlike the difference between "big" and "small". When does something stop being big and start becoming small? When does something stop being small and start becoming big? The navy can't decide the difference between a ship and a boat. In their jargon, if something can be lifted out of the water and placed on a ship, then it's a ship and not a boat. However, submarines are called boats, and when was the last time you saw one lifted out of the water? And when does an ugly girl become plain, when does a plain girl become pretty, and when does a pretty girl become beautiful? While you are considering this, I'm going to have another beer.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
City/Town  –  Alexandre  12/FEV/2005, 9:13 PM
Re: City/Town  –  Dale  12/FEV/2005, 11:27 PM
Re: City/Town  –  ALEXANDRE  14/FEV/2005, 5:06 AM
 Re: City/Town  –  Dale  16/FEV/2005, 2:20 AM
Re: City/Town  –  ALEXANDRE  16/FEV/2005, 5:31 AM

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