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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  08/ABR/2006 7:29 PM
Assunto:  Pau-de-arara & other impressions
 
Mensagem: 

The "pau-de-arara" was, of course, also a torture technique in the old days under the military.  A prisoner suspended in such fashion was completely helpless and defenseless.

 

I believe the term is also used to describe a pole used on the back of trucks to support a canvas or tarp to shade Nordestinos as they travel.  Is that correct?

 

Have you seen "Saudade do futuro"?  It's a good film about Nordestinos in São Paulo.  They have it tough, and yet São Paulo exists largely through the backbreaking labor of the Nordestinos.  It's said that many people seem to be always looking for someone to hate and blame for their problems.

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Caiçara in English  –  sandra tiriba  07/ABR/2006, 7:27 AM
Caiçara in English  –  Dale/RS  07/ABR/2006, 7:57 AM
Caiçara in English  –  sandra tiriba  07/ABR/2006, 8:28 AM
Caiçara in English  –  pat  07/ABR/2006, 8:33 AM
Caiçara in English  –  sandra tiriba  07/ABR/2006, 8:45 AM
Caiçara in English  –  Dale/RS  07/ABR/2006, 9:12 AM
Caiçara in English  –  sandra tiriba  07/ABR/2006, 10:51 AM
caiçara in English  –  Márcio Osório  07/ABR/2006, 9:58 AM
caiçara in English  –  Dale/RS  07/ABR/2006, 11:04 AM
Pau-de-arara & other impressions  –  Márcio Osório  08/ABR/2006, 10:50 AM
 Pau-de-arara & other impressions  –  Dale/RS  08/ABR/2006, 7:29 PM

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