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Autor:  Marcio Osorio
E-mail:  rec165701@yahoo.com.br
Data:  16/FEV/2006 11:27 PM
Assunto:  cachorro vira-lata
 
Mensagem:  What words best describe one who habitually knocks cans over, "can knocker"?

Native speakers of Brazilian Port 1) generally call mongrels "can knockers" (vira-latas), a label into which they will also shove all other types of dogs of unknown ancestry, unleashed or stray, owned or unowned, and 2) turn some of the poor critters into road pizza by (not always accidentally) driving over them.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
cachorro vira-lata  –  Tiago T.  16/FEV/2006, 6:24 PM
cachorro vira-lata  –  Paulo  16/FEV/2006, 6:27 PM
cachorro vira-lata  –  Tiago T.  16/FEV/2006, 6:39 PM
cachorro vira-lata  –  Tiago T.  16/FEV/2006, 6:44 PM
cachorro vira-lata  –  Dale/RS  16/FEV/2006, 8:10 PM
cachorro vira-lata  –  Tiago T.  16/FEV/2006, 11:10 PM
 cachorro vira-lata  –  Marcio Osorio  16/FEV/2006, 11:27 PM
cachorro vira-lata to Dale...  –  Elaine  17/FEV/2006, 12:30 AM
cachorro vira-lata to Dale...  –  Dale/RS  17/FEV/2006, 8:59 AM

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