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Autor:  Dale/RS
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Data:  11/NOV/2005 3:59 PM
Assunto:  AmSlang #3
 
Mensagem: 

An interesting question.  Perhaps it's like being "a little pregnant" or "sort of a virgin".  Too much may be too much, but..."a little too much" is a very common expression regardless of logic or grammar rules.  It may be interesting to make a list of such expressions.  I've had people tell me they were "sort of married" and "half drunk".  (I wonder how a person knows when he's only 17% drunk?)  My old job required me to interview inmates, most of whom were from Latin America.  A common response to the question if an inmate was married was "No.  Not in this country."  That was a little too much...

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
AmSlang #3  –  Dale/RS  11/NOV/2005, 12:02 AM
AmSlang #3  –  pat  11/NOV/2005, 12:14 PM
AmSlang #3  –  Dale/RS  11/NOV/2005, 12:51 PM
AmSlang #3  –  Lou  11/NOV/2005, 2:41 PM
AmSlang #3  –  Maria Valeska  11/NOV/2005, 3:14 PM
AmSlang #3  –  Rick Leal  11/NOV/2005, 3:55 PM
AmSlang #3  –  Dale/RS  11/NOV/2005, 4:04 PM
AmSlang #3  –  Lou  12/NOV/2005, 7:27 PM
 AmSlang #3  –  Dale/RS  11/NOV/2005, 3:59 PM
AmSlang #3  –  Johannes  11/NOV/2005, 4:02 PM
AmSlang #3  –  Rick Leal  11/NOV/2005, 4:36 PM
AmSlang #3  –  Jeferson  11/NOV/2005, 5:01 PM
AmSlang #3  –  pat  12/NOV/2005, 12:52 PM
AmSlang #3  –  Fabricioaugusto  11/NOV/2005, 5:40 PM
AmSlang #3  –  Johannes  11/NOV/2005, 6:21 PM
AmSlang #3  –  Fabricioaugusto  12/NOV/2005, 1:16 PM
AmSlang #3  –  Marco  12/NOV/2005, 5:20 PM
AmSlang #3  –  Dale/RS  12/NOV/2005, 7:48 PM
AmSlang #3  –  Lou  12/NOV/2005, 8:46 PM

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