Fórum EMB de Discussões
[  EMB's Main Menu  |  Forum Index  |  Cadastro  |  Search  ]
   
ENGLISH
PORTUGUESE
 LINGUISTICS & CULTURE


Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  12/OUT/2005 7:48 PM
Assunto:  Jogar verde
 
Mensagem: 

If we "ask a leading question" to trick someone into saying something, aren't we "jogando verde"?  If we "bait someone", we're doing the same thing.

 

John:  "Hey, your girlfriend has called five times.  It's very important that you call her immediately."

Bill:  "Did Mary say what the emergency is?"

John:  "So Mary is your girlfriend!  I thought so."

Isn't that "jogando verde"?

 

Barabara Walters pulled a good stunt years ago.  Maybe she was talking to Mrs. Ford, the First Lady at that time.  She got Mrs. Ford talking about her move from the White House.  As Mrs. Ford was telling her about the things she was taking, Walters asked for clarification:  "That bed you'll be taking.  Is is a king size or a double?"  Walters wasn't asking about the Fords' move from the White House, she was asking about their sex life.  Isn't that "jogando verde"?


Envie uma resposta
Índice de mensagens


 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Jogar verde  –  Luiz  12/OUT/2005, 3:15 AM
Jogar verde  –  José Roberto  12/OUT/2005, 10:49 AM
Jogar verde  –  Fabio  12/OUT/2005, 12:40 PM
Jogar verde  –  Dale/RS  12/OUT/2005, 12:58 PM
Jogar verde  –  Johannes  12/OUT/2005, 2:10 PM
 Jogar verde  –  Dale/RS  12/OUT/2005, 7:48 PM
Jogar verde  –  andré Oliveira  12/OUT/2005, 4:50 PM
Jogar verde  –  Ana M  12/OUT/2005, 6:11 PM
Dicionário Novo Michaelis  –  Ricardo - EMB -  12/OUT/2005, 8:20 PM
Dicionário Novo Michaelis  –  Ana M  13/OUT/2005, 12:21 AM
Jogar verde  –  Rick Leal  13/OUT/2005, 10:33 AM
Jogar verde  –  Tom  13/OUT/2005, 4:34 PM
Jogar verde  –  sanderson-goiania  02/NOV/2005, 7:02 PM
Jogar verde  –  Iris  04/FEV/2010, 7:22 PM

Contents of this forum are copy-free.
By S&K