LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||10/OUT/2005 6:48 PM|
|Assunto:||Thing & stuff|
Precisaria da opinião dos nativos, mas creio que "do the right thing" é mais comum.
This a very good expression. "To do the right stuff" sounds very colloquial. The implication is that he did several things, not just one.
"He took her dancing, bought her flowers, met her parents, and took her candy. He did all the right stuff." Here "to do the right thing" would not fit. It would fit, however, if the sentences were combined more or less as follows: "He did the right thing when he took her dancing, bought her flowers, met her parents, and took her candy."
"He did the right thing when he returned the money to the customer." Here "to do the right stuff" would not fit.
There are movies called "Do the Right Think" and "The Right Stuff". The former is about race relations and the latter is about the aerospace program in the USA.
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