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Autor:  Tom
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  27/NOV/2003 11:18 AM
Assunto:  Re: DOA
 
Mensagem:  DOA comes from medical terminology. When a person is taken to the hospital for treatment (like after an automobile accident) and they are dead before they get to the emergency room then the medical staff writes Dead On Arrival in the records. This is for legal purposes to show the person did not die in the hospital. The term is used in many other situations. Suppose some guys are talking about a friend who had a fight with his girlfriend and decided to go over to her house and apologize. She not only would not accept his apology but told him to get out of her life. His friends when joking among themselves would say "Yeah man, he was DOA; he didn't get his foot in the door!" If you send a proposal to your boss and he just throws it in the trash you can say "It was DOA and he buried it."


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
DOA  –  jack  26/NOV/2003, 2:18 PM
Re: DOA  –  André Oliveira  26/NOV/2003, 2:53 PM
Re: DOA  –  Mila  26/NOV/2003, 11:35 PM
 Re: DOA  –  Tom  27/NOV/2003, 11:18 AM

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