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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  25/ABR/2007 12:42 PM
Assunto:  amassar papel
 
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I looked up "packrat" in a bilingual dictionary once and it had my picture next to the entry.  What's up with that?

 

I used to have in my office a sign that read, "Abencoe esta bagunca!"  I think I eventually threw it away.  I should have saved it.  rsrsrsrs

 

How about "bagunceiro"?  I think it's close, but not the same.  A packrat is more than a messy person; it's someone who keeps adding to the mess, not throwing away anything that could be used in his wildest imagination at some point in the next 500 years.

 

The name comes from a small rat, certainly common in the California deserts.  It's constantly bringing back to his nest bits of string, paper, etc.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
amassar papel  –  Jeimison  24/ABR/2007, 8:31 PM
amassar papel  –  Tiago T.  24/ABR/2007, 9:42 PM
amassar papel  –  Márcio Farias  24/ABR/2007, 9:49 PM
amassar papel  –  Dale/CR  24/ABR/2007, 11:42 PM
amassar papel  –  pat  25/ABR/2007, 8:10 AM
amassar papel  –  Breno N.  25/ABR/2007, 10:51 AM
 amassar papel  –  Dale/CR  25/ABR/2007, 12:42 PM
amassar papel  –  Lika  25/ABR/2007, 2:38 PM
amassar papel  –  pat  25/ABR/2007, 9:26 PM
amassar papel  –  Dale/CR  26/ABR/2007, 5:14 PM

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