LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||20/ABR/2006 6:59 PM|
|Assunto:||acessar a internet|
Sarah, you must be thinking of the "funeral service".
The "eulogy" is the the talk given by someone who hopefully knew the deceased well. Perhaps the speaker is a brother, sister, son, daughter, friend, etc. Sometimes the speaker is a priest or pastor.
Many years ago, an acquaintance of mine was murdered during a robbery. Rodrigo had been an SOB (filho da mãe) for most of his life, and I have no doubt that his less than charming personality contributed to his death. Out of respect for his parents, I attended the service with Alberto, a mutual friend who had the same opinion of Rodrigo that I had. The eulogy was given by a priest. It was quite a contrast. The priest was saying wonderful things about Rodrigo, but Alberto and I had quite different memories of him. After the service, we spoke briefly with the priest. To our amusement, the priest said, "I didn't know him personally, but I understand that he had...a very...difficult personality." Yes, that summed it up nicely. Rodrigo had not been a very pleasant man, but nobody deserves to be shot during a robbery. The killers were never found. They say that there is no such thing as a perfect crime. Any crime is perfect if the criminal is not arrested and convicted. His death must have been terrible for his parents.
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