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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  11/ABR/2006 11:20 AM
Assunto:  Narnia
 
Mensagem: 

I have no idea.  I wonder if popsicle comes from "pop" and "icicle".

 

I think in some places a "picole" is a sucker (one that you lick, not one who swindles you).  There is a lot of regional slang in Brazil.  If I ask in the South about a "jacaré", people assure me that we're miles from the nearest gator.  Cariocas, on the other hand, start talking sleeping bags with me!  The term is very common among Scouts.  The sleeping bag has a long zipper that is full of teeth...just like the mouth of a gator.  Believe me, I'm no "giria" expert, but slang definitely changes from place to place.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Narnia  –  pat  09/ABR/2006, 4:02 PM
Narnia  –  Marcio Osorio  09/ABR/2006, 11:05 PM
Narnia  –  pat  10/ABR/2006, 8:25 AM
Narnia  –  Dale/RS  10/ABR/2006, 8:33 AM
Narnia  –  pat  11/ABR/2006, 8:24 AM
 Narnia  –  Dale/RS  11/ABR/2006, 11:20 AM
Narnia  –  pat  12/ABR/2006, 7:40 AM
Narnia  –  Murilo  13/ABR/2006, 9:35 AM

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