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Autor:  Ana M
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Data:  22/ABR/2005 10:48 AM
Assunto:  Re: Lixo: trash, garbage, litter and rubbish
 
Mensagem:  Hi David! Isn't this a wonderful subject we have here? I agree with your assessment of trash/garbage/rubbish in relation to American vs. British usage. However, we (Norte Americanos) sometimes use "rubbish" to refer to something we think is B.S. (to be polite). "That's rubbish!" quer dizer algo como "I don't believe that for one minute!" Regarding litter, in the US anyway, it seems mostly to refer to trash that is thrown out in public places. Have you heard or seen slogans like "Don't litter in our parks, keep our scenic areas beautiful." That's not the exact phrase, but you get the picture. There are fines in the US for "littering." We also have "kitty litter," which is a substance put in cat "litter boxes," -- hopefully to keep the air smelling fresh inside and substituting for dirt or sand that cats would use outside to cover up their "little messes." Hope this helps! :) :) :) Ana


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Lixo: trash, garbage, litter and rubbish  –  David  18/ABR/2005, 12:32 PM
Re: Lixo: trash, garbage, litter and rubbish  –  Johannes  18/ABR/2005, 12:58 PM
 Re: Lixo: trash, garbage, litter and rubbish  –  Ana M  22/ABR/2005, 10:48 AM
Re: Lixo: trash, garbage, litter and rubbish  –  David  22/ABR/2005, 11:07 AM

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