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Autor:  pat
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Data:  06/OUT/2003 8:56 PM
Assunto:  Re: Old-fashioned words
 
Mensagem:  Boa Noite Pessoal, That is quite odd Jose, I've never heard of the word 'thrift' used as a synonym for 'clerk'. Bruno, no - using 'clerk' to mean 'sales-person' is certainly not wrong. It doesn't even seem old fashioned to me (I'm forty years old). Andre, your contact is probably someone who is very urbanized or simply from a region where oxen are unknown. Of course, it isn't a highly frequently used word, but many words are obscure and little-used by most people. I believe the vast majority of English-speakers would know what an ox is, and many are familiar with it in similies.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Old-fashioned words  –  Bruno Miquelino  05/OUT/2003, 12:04 PM
Re: Old-fashioned words  –  pat  05/OUT/2003, 2:45 PM
Re: Old-fashioned words  –  Bruno Miquelino  06/OUT/2003, 2:58 PM
Re: Old-fashioned words  –  José Roberto  06/OUT/2003, 3:54 PM
 Re: Old-fashioned words  –  pat  06/OUT/2003, 8:56 PM
Re: Old-fashioned words  –  André Oliveira  06/OUT/2003, 9:28 AM
Re: Old-fashioned words  –  pat brown  06/OUT/2003, 9:39 AM
Re: Old-fashioned words  –  André Oliveira  06/OUT/2003, 4:10 PM

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