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Autor:  Marcio Osorio
E-mail:  rec165701@yahoo.com.br
Data:  22/FEV/2006 10:41 PM
Assunto:  Encher lingüiça - Port>Ing
 
Mensagem:  Good one, Orlando. That does it!

pad
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2 a (1) : to expand or lengthen (as a book, magazine article, speech) by the insertion of additional material that is usually essentially superfluous and often extraneous to the point of being irrelevant and that is usually used merely to artificially bring the thing so expanded up to some desired size or length or that is used for some other usually equivocal purpose (as to add impressiveness, suggest intellectual depth, mask an otherwise distasteful theme) : INFLATE --often used with out <a collection of tourist's notes of the most obvious kind, padded out with generalizations that don't bear examining  --Honor Tracy>

I just looked at INFLATE above, and it started me thinking of OVERBLOW as in, "overblowing a story, a report" or an "overblown statement of facts."

And then at TUMID.

3 : overblown and pretentious (as in language or style) : BOMBASTIC, TURGID <the tumid ... structure of our sentences --Thomas De Quincey>


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Desafio a todos!  –  Aman  22/FEV/2006, 9:11 PM
Encher lingüiça - Port>Ing  –  Marcio Osorio  22/FEV/2006, 9:54 PM
Encher lingüiça - Port>Ing  –  Aman  22/FEV/2006, 9:58 PM
Encher lingüiça - Port>Ing  –  CR  22/FEV/2006, 10:01 PM
Encher lingüiça - Port>Ing  –  orlando  22/FEV/2006, 10:20 PM
Encher lingüiça - Port>Ing  –  orlando  22/FEV/2006, 10:33 PM
 Encher lingüiça - Port>Ing  –  Marcio Osorio  22/FEV/2006, 10:41 PM
Encher lingüiça - Port>Ing  –  Marcio Osorio  22/FEV/2006, 10:30 PM
Encher lingüiça - Port>Ing  –  Aman  22/FEV/2006, 10:59 PM
Encher lingüiça - Port>Ing  –  Aman  22/FEV/2006, 11:08 PM
The answer is "Enrolation"  –  Fábio  24/FEV/2006, 9:43 AM
The answer is "Enrolation"  –  Aman  24/FEV/2006, 9:50 AM
The answer is "Enrolation"  –  rozana  05/DEZ/2008, 11:36 AM

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