LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
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Doors and windows are definitely opened to allow air to enter the house. Of course...the cold comes in with it. Remember that I used to live in a cold climate. It was not unsual to be snowed in for up to a week, often without electricity. The house, however, had been built with the cold in mind. It was a simple matter to close off a portion of the house and heat it with gas or electricity, and it would stay warm. The houses here are like iceboxes. I have warm clothing with me. This morning, I watched TV from my bed. I had the "lencol termico" going and I placed a down jacket over my head. Oh, and I had an electric heater on. It's cold.
Last night I went to a Rotary Club dinner in Canela. At dinner, most people were wearing coats, gloves, caps, neck scarves, etc. It was cold. The room had a very nice gas heater. (The gas was in a "botijão".) I was very impressed with it. The problem, of course, is that flame needs oxygen, and such stoves can be dangerous in a room that is not getting air from outside.
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