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Autor:  Dale/RS
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Data:  14/NOV/2005 4:19 PM
Assunto:  AmSlang #6
 
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The name sounds familiar.  Didn't he write a book about the origin of certain expressions?  The fellow I'm thinking of was on Jo Soares a couple years ago. 

 

Jargon can be interesting.  When I started working as a deputy probation officer years ago, I was surprised to see "O.D." written after the name of a co-worker.  Could he have "over dosed", used too much of a controlled substance (drug)?  No, it merely meant that he was "officer of the day", someone responsible for emergencies related to officers not in the office that morning or afternoon.  And I kept hearing about "doublebarrels".  Why were people constantly talking about shotguns?  No, they merely meant that a defendant had been convicted in a new case and the conviction and the violation of probation were going to be handled in the same report and in front of the same judge.

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
AmSlang #6  –  Dale/RS  14/NOV/2005, 4:17 PM
AmSlang #6  –  Carolina Oliveira / PR  14/NOV/2005, 4:18 PM
 AmSlang #6  –  Dale/RS  14/NOV/2005, 4:19 PM
AmSlang #6  –  Tiago T.  14/NOV/2005, 4:21 PM
AmSlang #6  –  Paulo  14/NOV/2005, 4:22 PM
AmSlang #6 - to Dale  –  Gus  14/NOV/2005, 4:23 PM
AmSlang #6 - to Dale  –  Dale/RS  14/NOV/2005, 4:26 PM

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